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JEFFREY ST. CLAIR – ALEXANDER COCKBURN – The Libyan Enterprise: Hillary’s Imperial Massacre

Good my lord, she came from Libya. — The Winter’s Tale, William Shakespeare. The war on Libya must surely rank as one of the stupidest martial enterprises since Napoleon took it into his head to invade Russia in 1812. Let’s start with the fierce hand-to-hand combat between members of the coalition (Britain, France and the US), arguing about the basic aims of the killing …

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Francis Thackeray – Was William Shakespeare high when he penned his plays

State-of-the-art forensic technology from South Africa has been used to try and unravel the mystery of what was smoked in tobacco pipes found in the Stratford-upon-Avon garden of William Shakespeare. Residue from clay tobacco pipes more than 400 years old from the playwright’s garden were analysed in Pretoria using a sophisticated technique called gas chromatography mass spectrometry. Chemicals from pipe …