Modern politicians could learn from Lear

In Shakespeare’s “King Lear,” the king has a poignant moment of insight when he realizes his failure to recognize the needs of the poor. In self-condemnation he utters these lines:

“Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel. That thou mayst shake the superflux (surplus) to them. And show the heavens more just.”

Imagine our politicians having Lear’s insight.

Frank Tikalsky