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Is Blagojevich a Modern Day Macbeth?

So, the law provides one lens through which to view the alleged actions of Governor Blagojevich, and earlier this week, we explored the recent history of fallen Illinois leader by examining the psychology of power. But what can literature tell us about this situation?

Northwestern University English professor Regina Schwartz finds 17th-century literature rife with examples of spectacular falls from grace and the danger of ambition. She joined us in our studio.

Music Button: David Schrader, "Quartet No. 2 in F. Major Minuetto-Allegretto", from the CD Padre Antonio Soler: Quintets for hrpsichord & Strings, (Cedille records)

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