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William Shakespeare

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Shakespeare shows us that there are none so blind as those who will not see because they prefer the darkness of sin to the light of virtue... All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their...
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There is a way out of postmodernism: courage. You do not reason yourself out of the postmodern, you fight your way out. You realize that logic can only take you so far. Then you have a decision to make. And you make it. Western civilization is founded...
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Machismo is the failure to grow into the fullness of what it means to be a man. The mark of machismo is the boast and braggadocio of the braggart. It is the mask of pride, worn by those who lack humility...
realism
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Longing for the enchanted world underlies the poetic imagination, but it’s the light of common day that we inhabit, thus we should value realism in the imaginative realm... One of the themes of frequent discussion at Wyoming Catholic College...
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Hunting Will Shakespeare will be a continuing pursuit. It is almost as if the hunt for him is a hunt for humanity and a search to understand ourselves... My oldest son, Benedict has rightly observed...
malvolio
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The ancient Catholic world was rich, colorful, and full of ritual and rumbustiousness. It was the culture of the rough and tumble, blood and glory, lusting and loving, fasting and feasting of the lives of the English people...
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Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove: O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken; It is the...
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Who would have thought that Bob Jones III, chancellor and former president of Bob Jones University, could be such a great actor, sensitive to the work of Shakespeare and quite clearly a lover of beauty?...

Those of conservative temperament will be wary of those who refuse to take seriously the scapegoating dimension of the current populist ideologies, which tell sad tales of villains who must be targeted and punished... “Beware...
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What is new about our era, as opposed to the Christianity of an Augustine, of an Aquinas, or of a Shakespeare, is that now we actually see Christians themselves betraying their own traditions of political limitations... Shakespeare as Political Thinker, edited by John Alvis and Thomas...
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It is difficult to imagine great shifts in politics without great poetry informing them... Students at Wyoming Catholic College memorize many poems in the four years of the humanities curriculum, but few...
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What William Shakespeare would think of our recent election will never be discovered by those who cite words without taking the trouble to examine them... Persons who look up to others sometimes ask what they would advise....
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Reading with leisure means reading is not about me; it’s about giving my faculties over to the contemplation of a work that's worthy in its own right... Early in January, several of us on the faculty...

Far from dissuading young lovers everywhere, the names of Romeo and Juliet are famously immortalized. True love remains attractive, even when it dies young. Maybe the early demise even becomes part of the appeal. A tragic end wins immortality for the lovers...