The Satire Paradox

8/18/2016, 2:00:00 AM , duration(0:0:2)
Society & Culture
In the political turmoil of mid-1990s Britain, a brilliant<br>young comic named Harry Enfield set out to satirize the ideology and politics<br>of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. His parodies became famous. He wrote and<br>performed a vicious sendup of the typical Thatcherite nouveau riche buffoon. People<br>loved it. And what happened? Exactly the opposite of what Enfield hoped would<br>happen. In an age dominated by political comedy, “The Satire Paradox”asks whether laughter and social<br>protest are friends or foes.&nbsp; <br><br><br>To learn more about the topics covered in this episode, visit <a href=""></a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>