Friday, March 17, 2023

First Paragraph

Forty years as a foreign correspondent have taught me that while an understanding of world events begins with maps, it ends with Shakespeare. Maps provide the context for events and the vast backdrop on which they are acted out. But the sensibility required for understanding those events - the crucial insight into the passions and instincts of political leaders - is Shakespearean. 

- From The Tragic Mind: Fear, Fate, and the Burden of Power by Robert D. Kaplan

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