The extraordinary Republican debate last night called to mind Shakespeare and Kierkegaard. "How is that?" you may ask, puzzled, but perhaps also impressed, that I can find pearls in such a swinish pigsty. Well, as we will all recall, in Act One Scene 5 of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, the Fool, Malvolio, says "Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage." Kierkegaard renders this, as the Motto for his Philosophical Fragments, BETTER WELL-HUNG THAN ILL-WED, which we can all agree perfectly sums up Trump's message yesterday evening.
Marvel if you can at this Republican Primary season. We shall never see its like again.