Thursday, October 13, 2011

1953 Julius Caesar live blog #7

Speaking of presidential assassinations...the first thing said in the movie after Caesar is killed is "Liberty! Freedom! Tyranny is dead!"

What did John Wilkes Booth say after killing Abraham Lincoln? "Sic semper tyrannus," or, "thus always to tyrants." John Wilkes Booth was an actor...did he get this line from Shakespeare?

And was Lincoln really a tyrant? We certainly don't think of him that way now. But we can think of other civilizations who were prevented from forming their own country. Is Lincoln resisting the South's revolution attempts different? How does a president or leader know whether to let a revolution take place or to keep the peace and the status quo?

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