Your RDA of Irony

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?

http://finermanworks.com/your_rda_of_irony/2009/05/23/on-this-day-in-1498-2/

 

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