Can Humor Be A Political Weapon?

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Ever since Benjamin Franklin’s infamous 1754 “Join or Die” debut, political cartoons have remained an American pastime, ironically serving as both welcome diffusers of political tension and galvanizers of activist sentiment. The historical luckiness of our ability to poke fun (and holes of irrationality!) in the regimes of our day is too often forgotten.

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