Commentary, Literature

McCain = Macbeth = McMaverick?

jacket imageAs if we weren’t already struggling to sort through all of this election season’s political analogies, Stephen Greenblatt threw literature into the mix when he appeared last week on self-fashioned pundit Stephen Colbert’s show to ponder which presidential candidates are like which Shakespearean characters.
Does Obama’s story parallel Hamlet’s? Was Macbeth the original “McMaverick”? In addition to answering such crucial questions, this Shakespearean smackdown lends literary heft to the staging of tonight’s presidential debate at Nashville’s Belmont University.