The purpose of satire (Mihir S Sharma, Jan 12, 2015 in Business Standard)

Image result for charlie hebdo attackAn odd madness has taken hold of well-meaning, literate people. It is being bandied about, even by good people with a sense of humour, that somehow political satire must be respectful.

To compound this vast error of judgment, a mistaken assumption is also being made: the belief that satire is somehow instantly comprehensible across cultures and traditions, and thus we can speedily and without context judge the moral content and humour of any cartoon from anywhere.

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