Nothing is as it seems.
That's the dominant theme in Shakespeare's comedies. So, those of us who invested part of our education in studying Shakespeare and other literary thought leaders were not surprised that what and who were touted as jolly wonderful weren't. That's one argument for keeping the Humanities in higher education.
Before the world found out otherwise, the Chris Christie Administration in New Jersey seemed to have the singular mission of bringing common sense to state government. Instead, it seemed preoccupied with consolidating its own power.
At the University of Michigan Medical Center, Dr. Sidney Gilman seemed to labor tirelessly in research. Last week he tesified in federal court how he enriched himself through the money and flattery of hedge fund player Mathew Martoma.
And Richard Florida told economic developers that attracting the Creative Class or upscale professionals to their area would raise all income-level boats. Turns out that didn't happen. Gentrify an area and the poor can no longer afford to live there.
But, as Shakespeare's comedies declare, all's well that ends well. Those of us who have been prepared for theories and people not to be what they seem enjoy a good laugh at the undoing of the supposed heroes of our society.