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Satire and Dissent: Interventions in Contemporary Political Debate
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on July 8, 2013
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Day explores the question of whether satire is fundamentally conservative or radical. Intuition says it's radical because it challenges the status quo, but scholars have argued that it serves as a safety valve and disarms activist anger. Contemporary activist satirists such as Jon Steward, Stephen Colbert and the Yes Men complicate the question. By blurring the boundaries between satire and activism, they make it impossible to tease the two apart. Day successfully casts doubt on the conventional view of satire from scholarship, but the contrary case will be more difficult to make. She definitely establishes that satire and activism can work in tandem.
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