Truhan – Spanish

Truhan – Spanish

A 17th century Spanish dictionary gave this definition of the word truhan (plural: truhanes), zooming in on the licence jesters had to speak freely.  I like the laconic ‘even the truth’.Truhanes – admitido en los palacios de los reyes, y en las casas...
We have lift-off!

We have lift-off!

What better way to launch foolsareeverywhere.com than scientific evidence of their central role on earth and beyond. NASA has cleverly realised that the skills of the fool are essential to prevent mayhem when cooping up a dozen astronauts for months on end in a...
Are they still relevant?

Are they still relevant?

In the age of concentrated and even absolute power, jesters were a vital counterpoint, a dose of humorous corrective, a laughing shaker-up of rigidity.In an age of spin, propaganda and fake news, they still have a role to play.  They typically come with an extra...
The fool’s job description

The fool’s job description

Following a thorough examination of the issue, we have concluded that fools are as vital to societal and democratic health as they ever were hanging around the courts of monarchs and other power-wielders. To help you improve your organisation’s performance (and...

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