The Power of Humor

Angelique Haugerud, a Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University, writes in the Huffington Post about politics, satire and Jon Stewart:

Why do dictators fear laughter? Consider Jon Stewart, who returns to his anchor desk on The Daily Show on September 3, after a summer hiatus to direct a documentary film. Toppling governments is not his aspiration. Yet his punster counterparts in some countries face arrest because their humor threatens leaders. There is danger in jokes. And hope.

Read more here:

Jon Stewart Returns to The Daily Show — Why Satire Matters
Posted: 09/05/2013

 

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