I’ve Come to Bury Brown (Barron’s)

Today at Barron’s, Rupert Darwall wrote:

[State of the Union]

In the greatest play about politics ever written, “Coriolanus,” Shakespeare has the title character respond to the demands of the tribunes of the people — a.k.a. the media — by donning a cloak of humility. But the words do not follow: “Plague upon ‘t! I cannot bring/My tongue to such a place.” Neither can Gordon Brown, Britain’s prime minister. The tribunes demand Coriolanus show the wounds h…

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