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The Beadle Foley
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0925  Thursday, 19 October 2006

From: 		Joseph Egert <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 17 Oct 2006 21:22:59 +0000
Subject: 	The Beadle Foley

Here's Hitchens on political hypocrisy in matters of the flesh, i.e, the 
beadle Foley:

 >...Have we not learned by now that the propensity of politicians
 >to rave on about morality is often in direct proportion to their
 >hypocrisy on the point? "Why dost thou lash that whore?" is
 >the pertinent question asked of the lasher in "King Lear," and
 >the answer comes plainly--he hotly wishes "to use her in that
 >kind" for which he whips her....<    [Plus ca change...!]

Extracted from yesterday's (Oct 16) Wall Street Journal opinion piece 
("Foley Loaded").

Joe Egert

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