Friday, May 9, 2008
Politics and Julius Caesar
I have really looked forward to teaching Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, this year given all the politics swirling around us. Barack Obama looks to be the next Democratic Nominee. Is he? Should he be? And to have a woman, Mrs. Clinton, in the running, as powerful as she is, is encouraging. John McCain is also very interesting as a candidiate. In truth, we can not hide our ambitions as humans. I wonder if these grand senators, if joined as a triumvirate, would start to " black list" people again according to wages, race, religion, education level? It is something to contemplate. What do you see happening among these senators, and those from our past? Cassius, Cinna, Cicero, Brutus,.... if you were here now, what would you say?