Letter on Satire | The Point
You can joke all you want about politics. It’s healthy stress relief. It’s a form of activism. But here’s the question: Is the “other side” the justifiable butt of the joke, or might it be ourselves?
An essay on political satire by the editors of The Point magazine explores the humor of political self-awareness…
“…There will always be an appetite for comedy that tells its audience someone else is to blame. Traditionally, though, the higher honor has been given to another kind of humor: one where the most intractable adversary is ourselves…” ~ The Editors
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