The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1680 Tuesday, 26 August 2003
Date: Monday, 25 Aug 2003 12:54:24 -0500
Subject: 14.1669 World Rates Shakespeare Twice as High as Brits
Comment: Re: SHK 14.1669 World Rates Shakespeare Twice as High as Brits
I have to confess that I find great relief in this "Great Briton"
business, since I sometimes get the feeling that only Americans are
capable of such overwhelming public stupidity. What a treat to find the
rest of the world just as idiotic.
Not that it isn't useful. The ranking of cultural icons is clearly an
important clue to the mental and emotional processes of the
icon-worshippers. Such as they are.
But it does make one glum about the prospects for democracy.
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