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What Shakespeare Can Teach The Supreme Court

“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” So urges Shakespeare’s comic character Dick the Butcher, caught up in a revolution in Henry VI, Part II. Four hundred …


Donald Trump

Is Donald Trump a Rhetorical Virtuoso?

For thousands of years, rhetoric, the art of persuasion, was a core area of study in our schools. And rightly so. It was widely accepted that speaking and persuasion together …


APTOPIX New Hampshire Primary 2012

Imagine a Democracy Built on Lotteries, Not Elections

Legislatures, and the elections that populate them, have so many flaws that we might be better off picking our representatives at random.

Before you chuckle, first consider how far we’ve …