Highly ritualized theater of dance and drama distinguished by elaborate makeup that transforms human characters into demons. The performances play for hours, even for days. Ritual suicide is the hallmark of kabuki’s third act.
Israel is, once again, being forced to perform kabuki.
Wide Angle Shot#1: Syria is in the third year of a savage civil war in which over 100,000 civilians have been murdered by both sides; there are over a million Syrian refugees. Syria will split into two, maybe three, separate reichlets. The unified Syrian state—a French-British colonial fantasy—is devolving before our very eyes into a pre-Westphalian state of tribal and clan fiefdoms.