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Monday, October 29, 2012

Sage Political Advice from Shakespeare's Plays

Political Advice From Shakespeare
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1. "Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice" and "Give thy thoughts no tongue." -- Hamlet
Modern-day translation: Listen up, and think before you speak.

Politicians tend to suffer from foot-in-mouth disease, whether it's fulminating over flimsy facts or saying something doltish during a televised debate. Heed the Bard's advice and you just might avoid the kind of verbal slip-up that turns into the sound bite of the century. (The "47 percent" can probably all agree on this one.)

Kim Askew and Amy Helmes are authors of the Shakespeare-inspired YA series Twisted Lit, featuring Tempestuous and Exposure

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