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'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Lukács

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Tim Sanders on Charlie Hebdo

The point of satire is to attack the powerful, to expose their hypocrisy and absurdity, and of course to be funny. If satire is directed downwards it is not satire, it’s bullying.
British socialist cartoonist Tim Sanders on satire on the latest Socialist Review

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At 8:24 am, Blogger Fred said...

Some famous satirists have pilloried the powerful but also expressed pro-establishment prejudices. James Gillray, for example, satirised the royal family but also pilloried French revolutionaries (even depicting them as cannibals) and Irish rebels.


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