The Tower of Babel – or Babble?
This story begins by stating that “the whole earth had a common language and a common vocabulary”, which is a splendid example of ‘never let the facts get in the way of a good story’ since we’re told, in the previous chapter, that the nations had been “separated into their lands, every one according to…
Shelley – Ozymandias – Trump
Shelley’s poem is about the fallen statue of the leader of a nation. “Ozymandias” was the Greek name for Pharaoh Rameses II, thought by some scholars to be the Pharaoh who enslaved the Israelites, prior to their exodus from Egypt. For today’s readers, a certain Donald J. Trump may also come to mind. This…