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Shakespeare-Politics References
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1700  Friday, 10 September 2004

[1]     From:   R. A. Cantrell <
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        Date:   Thursday, 09 Sep 2004 08:19:21 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1691 Shakespeare-Politics References

[2]     From:   Bruce Richman <
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        Date:   Thursday, 9 Sep 2004 16:32:54 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1691 Shakespeare-Politics References

[Editor's Note: This thread has reached its useful end. No more
submissions please.]

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From:           R. A. Cantrell <
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Date:           Thursday, 09 Sep 2004 08:19:21 -0500
Subject: 15.1691 Shakespeare-Politics References
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1691 Shakespeare-Politics References

 >>How dare anyone print that kind of stuff? Surely this kind of writing
 >>should be prosecuted?
 >
 >With certain exceptions -- such as those containing death threats --
 >expressions of political views are Constitutionally protected in the
 >United States.

And here, alas, those protections are abused. Hello Larry Flint. We need
your input on Shakespeare and politics. Please don't be a stranger.

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From:           Bruce Richman <
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Date:           Thursday, 9 Sep 2004 16:32:54 -0500
Subject: 15.1691 Shakespeare-Politics References
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1691 Shakespeare-Politics References

The right-wing smear of the generous George Soros notwithstanding,
should someone straighten out the poor souls whose knowledge of
Shakespeare is too slender to understand that it is Antonio, not
Shylock, who is the Merchant of Venice? Soros has spent millions and
millions to educate people around the world, but still we have proof of
ignorance.

Bruce Richman

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