In Essay on Comity, Fareed Zakaria Defends Appreciation for Drama Julius Caesar

By Chris Ariens 

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On his CNN show today, Fareed Zakaria will take up the issue of increased political polarization in the U.S.

This past week, he became a central character in the political divide, pilloried for his appreciation of a Central Park performance of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in which Caesar, who is assassinated in the end, resembles Pres. Trump.

“I received a barrage of attacks, many of them quite nasty,” said Zakaria. “But the central message of Julius Caesar is that the assassination was a disaster, leading to cviil war, anarchy, and the fall of the Roman Republic,” Zakaria explained.

“Political theater is as old as civilization… something to be discussed not censored.” WATCH: