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Author Kercher, Stephen E.
Title Revel with a cause : liberal satire in postwar America / Stephen E. Kercher.
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.

Author Kercher, Stephen E.
Subject Satire, American -- History and criticism.
Politics and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Liberalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Liberalism in literature.
Description 1 online resource (575 pages)
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Bill Mauldin and the politics of postwar American satire -- "We shall meet the enemy" -- Comic revenge -- "Truth grinning in a solemn, canting world" -- Spontaneous irony -- "We hope you like us, Jack" -- "Are there any groups here I haven't offended yet?" -- "Well-aimed ridicule" -- Mocking Dr. Stangelove -- "Sophisticated daring" -- Satire that would "Gag a goat."
Summary We live in a time much like the postwar era. A time of arch political conservatism and vast social conformity. A time in which our nation's leaders question and challenge the patriotism of those who oppose their policies. But before there was Jon Stewart, Al Franken, or Bill Maher, there were Mort Sahl, Stan Freberg, and Lenny Bruce--liberal satirists who, through their wry and scabrous comedic routines, waged war against the political ironies, contradictions, and hypocrisies of their times. Revel with a Cause is their story. Stephen Kercher here provides the first comprehensive look at the sat.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780226431659 (electronic bk.)
0226431657 (electronic bk.)
9780226431642 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0226431649 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0226431649 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 649914336
Additional Format Print version: Kercher, Stephen E. Revel with a cause. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006 (DLC) 2005030535

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