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Revel with a Cause : Liberal Satire in Postwar America.

Author: Stephen E. Kercher.
Publisher: University of Chicago Press 2010.
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Genre/Form: Electronic resource
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen E. Kercher.
ISBN: 1282646346 9781282646346
OCLC Number: 748357240
Description: 1 online resource (588)
Contents: Cover13; --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: Liberal Satire in Postwar America --
I. The Positive Uses of Humor --
1. Bill Mauldin and the Politics of Postwar American Satire --
2. 8220;We Shall Meet the Enemy8221;: Herbert Block, Robert Osborn, Walt Kelly, and Liberal Cartoonists' "Weapon of Wit" --
II. The Cleansing Lash of Laughter --
3. Comic Revenge: Parodic Revelry and "Sick" Humor in the 1950s Satiric Underground --
4. 8220;Truth Grinning in a Solemn, Canting World8221;: Liberal Satire's Masculine, "Sociologically Oriented and Psychically Adjusted" Critique --
5. Spontaneous Irony: The Second City, the Premise, and Early-Sixties Satiric Cabaret and Revue --
III. The Politics of Laughter --
6. 8220;We Hope You Like Us, Jack8221;: Liberal Political Satire, 195863 --
7. 8220;Are There Any Groups Here I Havent Offended Yet?8221;: Liberal Satire Takes a Stand --
8. 8220;Well-Aimed Ridicule8221;: Satirizing American Race Relations --
9. Mocking Dr. Strangelove, or: How American Satirists Flayed the Cold War, the Bomb, and American Foreign Policy in Southeast Asia --
IV. The Limits of Irreverence --
10. 8220;Sophisticated Daring8221; and Political Cowardice: Television Satire and NBC's That Was the Week That Was --
11. Satire That Would 8220; Gag a Goat8221;: Crossing the Line with Paul Krassner and Lenny Bruce --
Conclusion: Liberal Satires Last Laughs --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.

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