Friday, 16 April 2004

Everything I needed to learn I learnt from Hamlet

William Saletan has a good piece in Slate on George W. Bush's claim of credibility, keeping up his attack on Bush's general fealty to internal consistency over all else. What was it Emerson said about foolish consistency and little minds?

One is tempted to think of Polonius, the tedious old fool, proclaiming to Laertes "to thine own self be true", even when he himself is as deceitful and pompous as all get out. Incidentally, I hate it when people quote the "to thine own self be true" line without recognising the bluster and irony behind it.



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