But really it told a rich history, recast and simplified into a series of icons and absurdities.
Peace process advocates will need to move into high gear to recast the debate.
Simply select a season from your formative years and recast that glorious summer as a coming-of-age narrative.
With a straight face, the king of ranting is cynically trying to recast himself as a sensible libertarian.
Drop that crumpet: The weirdest new narrative in American politics seeks to recast President Obama as a British monarch.
His philosophy of general history is recast, and in many respects changed; we cannot but say, greatly for the worse.
Our conception of the nature of the contest in which we are engaged must be recast.
He would have recast it, less for himself than for the benefit of mankind.
Political economy, he thought, would have to be recast and humanised.
The metal of all such fabrics needs to be recast from time to time, as forms and fashions change.