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If I Ran the Zoo XI

By July 14, 2008

There's a common misconception that when Shakespeare wrote in King Henry VI, Part 2, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers," it was meant as a hostile gesture to a now widely-reviled profession. In fact, the Bard considered the extinguishment of the lawyer class to be a prerequisite for tyranny. Lawyers were being cast in a favorable light...