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Rebecca Burgess
Shakespeare and Politics
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Shakespeare’s Civic Art and the Politics of Poetry

People tend to confine Shakespeare’s political thinking to the plays, with the sonnets being a sort of autobiographical love triangle. Not so. The sonnets are at the heart of his civic-minded poetic project.

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After Johnny’s Marched Home

Military veterans and the shaping of American politics.

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Terror in the Philippines

The Philippine president cut short his Russia trip to deal with a terrorist outbreak at home.

The Nork's Nukes

As North Korea’s missile progress proceeds apace, the U.S. is coming ever closer to a binary choice: war with North Korea or acceptance of its deterrent.

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A state-run insurance system would cost more than California spends on all other public services—education, police, pensions, and more—combined.

Energy Innovation

How close are renewables to a shale-like boom?

Department of Can-Kicking

So much for a breakthrough.

The Noose Tightens

As Putin heads to meet French President Emanuel Macron next week, his security services are interrogating a celebrated Cannes-winning director in Moscow.

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