NY Review of Books: The Question of Hamlet.

It’s hard to think of another work whose interpretations so uncannily identify what the play calls the “form and pressure” of “the time.”

Related to this, another link: Atlantic, How Roseanne Divides the Left. Do you not remember the "Dukes of Hazzard", "Carter Country", etc.? Television shows throw us programming in what they decide is the flavor of our culture, as channelled through the stereotyped personality of our Presidents. Some have pointed to things like Trip Tucker's resemblance ["Star Trek: Enterprise"] and accent to George W. Bush.