The Second Martyrdom of Savonarola
Until last week, Girolamo Savonarola was a fairly obscure historical figure. His identification would be worth a $2000 question on Jeopardy. Somewhat remembered as a tyrannical fanatic in 15th century Florence, the Dominican friar now has had a revival–if only as a simile. Rick Santorum has been compared to him.
Which of the two should feel more insulted?