Coriolanus, too, contemptuously invokes the constitutive conventions that mobilize his act and draws attention to how he violates those conventions: "since the wisdom of their [the people's] choice, is rather to have my hat than my heart, I will practice the insinuating nod, and be off to them most counterfeitly
" (TLN 1488-91; 2.3.94-96).
Instructed by his spin-doctors, Menenius and his mother, he adopts a more electable posture: 'I will practise the insinuating nod and be off to them most counterfeitly
.' Now that's about as topical and explanatory a bit of insight into politics as you'll ever get.