By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Director Roland Emmerich's film "Anonymous" portrays William Shakespeare as a barely literate actor who falsely claims credit for the more than 30 plays, to say nothing of the 154 sonnets — all in reality written by Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford.
"Anonymous" is the perfect film for our age of teaching the controversy of sham conspiracy theories and cartoonish TV scholarship, in which lines and boxes are poor substitutes for the connective tissue of argument.