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“We Hope You Like Us, Jack”: Liberal Political Satire, 1958–63

in Revel with a Cause: Liberal Satire in Postwar America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226431642
eISBN:
9780226431659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226431659.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Aided in large part by the success of improvisational stage troupes, liberal satire during the Kennedy years reached new levels of popularity. Even political satire, once held at bay by the ... More


“Are There Any Groups Here I Haven't Offended Yet?”: Liberal Satire Takes a Stand

in Revel with a Cause: Liberal Satire in Postwar America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226431642
eISBN:
9780226431659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226431659.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The fact that liberal satire found much of its support from Upper Bohemians and exurbanites—those Americans who became “flaming liberals,” as critic Vance Packard caustically observed, “in the safety ... More


Liberal Satire in Postwar America

in Revel with a Cause: Liberal Satire in Postwar America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226431642
eISBN:
9780226431659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226431659.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore the varieties of liberal satire that thrived in the United States in the two decades after World War II. By focusing ... More


Satire That Would “Gag a Goat”: Crossing the Line with Paul Krassner and Lenny Bruce

in Revel with a Cause: Liberal Satire in Postwar America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226431642
eISBN:
9780226431659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226431659.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

By the early 1960s, a few performers and artists were challenging the limits of satiric irreverence with material that was even too indicting, despairing, or profane for the tastes of many educated, ... More


Liberal Satire's Last Laughs

in Revel with a Cause: Liberal Satire in Postwar America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226431642
eISBN:
9780226431659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226431659.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The 1964 campaign season would prove to be postwar liberal satire's Indian summer. Throughout the early 1960s, liberal satirists of all stripes had assailed the prominence of aggressive cold warriors ... More


“Truth Grinning in a Solemn, Canting World”: Liberal Satire's Masculine, “Sociologically Oriented and Psychically Adjusted” Critique

in Revel with a Cause: Liberal Satire in Postwar America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226431642
eISBN:
9780226431659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226431659.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the manner in which satiric artists and performers addressed relations between men and women, social conformity, and the stifling effect of America's mass culture industries.


Mocking Dr. Strangelove, Or: How American Satirists Flayed the Cold War, the Bomb, and American Foreign Policy in Southeast Asia

in Revel with a Cause: Liberal Satire in Postwar America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226431642
eISBN:
9780226431659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226431659.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the brilliant dark comedy Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb, to make the case that liberal satirists at their frequent best not only ... More


“Well-Aimed Ridicule”: Satirizing American Race Relations

in Revel with a Cause: Liberal Satire in Postwar America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226431642
eISBN:
9780226431659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226431659.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes how liberal satirists extended their critique into the area of American race relations. Joined by three African Americans—cartoonist Ollie Harrington and comedians Godfrey ... More


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