The Portia Fallacy

A reader notes that the Bush/Obama error of declaring that a certain party “must” do a particular thing, when in reality there is nothing that can make him do it, goes all the way back to the trial scene in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice.

Meanwhile, further demonstrating VFR’s ability to trigger quotations from English verse, another reader is inspired by the photograph of Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista to offer some lines from a poem by John Dryden about a man who seems everything, yet is nothing.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 28, 2011 07:16 AM | Send

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