Is Satire Saving Our Nation?

Mockery and American Politics

  • Authors
  • Sophia A. McClennen
  • Remy M. Maisel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Sophia A. McClennen, Remy M. Maisel
    Pages 1-20
  3. Sophia A. McClennen, Remy M. Maisel
    Pages 21-45
  4. Sophia A. McClennen, Remy M. Maisel
    Pages 47-78
  5. Sophia A. McClennen, Remy M. Maisel
    Pages 79-103
  6. Sophia A. McClennen, Remy M. Maisel
    Pages 105-127
  7. Sophia A. McClennen, Remy M. Maisel
    Pages 155-173
  8. Sophia A. McClennen, Remy M. Maisel
    Pages 175-187
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 203-240

About this book

Introduction

The book studies the intersections between satirical comedy and national politics in order to show that one of the strongest supports for our democracy today comes from those of us who are seriously joking. This book shows how we got to this place and why satire may be the only way we can save our democracy and strengthen our nation.

Keywords

American politics satire and politics fake news Stephen Colbert Jon Stewart democracy and media fifth estate millennials citizenship political comedy satire and media Comedy Central culture jammers citizen-journalists democracy media politics Print

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