The Satire Paradox
Published August 18, 2016
40 min
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    In the political turmoil of mid-1990s Britain, a brilliant
    young comic named Harry Enfield set out to satirize the ideology and politics
    of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. His parodies became famous. He wrote and
    performed a vicious sendup of the typical Thatcherite nouveau riche buffoon. People
    loved it. And what happened? Exactly the opposite of what Enfield hoped would
    happen. In an age dominated by political comedy, “The Satire Paradox”asks whether laughter and social
    protest are friends or foes. 

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