In a time deluged by ideology — when everyone is urged to take a side and join the political battle — Shakespeare offers a different message: that the most important and dramatic choices are made in the human soul. Some steps, once taken, cannot be retraced. Some appetites, once freed, become a prison. ~Michael Gerson

I suppose it makes sense that one of the chief participants in unleashing said ideological¬†deluge should now find deep wisdom and insight in Shakespeare.¬† Pity that he didn’t read more of it when he was still working for the White House.