Comedy and Political Interference

Posted on 06 February 2014

A healthy democracy requires open discussion of ideas, policies, and the people wielding power. Comedy is an important part of democracy. It demonstrates how forbearing we are of a marketplace of ideas and how tolerant our government is of criticism.

This article by Carrillo Gantner provides practical examples of the relationship between artists/comedians and those in political power:

Political Interference: When Politicians Try and Steal the Show
Crikey: Daily Review, 04 February 2014

Peace and kindness,

Katherine


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