Humor as a political weapon against Strongmen and Dictators

A few articles below on how humor can be a part of the overall strategy to resist authoritarian rulers.

The Power of Mockery - New York Times

'Serbia offers a striking example of how humor can be used to resist an oppressive government.'

https://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/opinion/17kristof.html

To Defy a Dictator, Send in the Clowns

'Activists who know what, culturally, triggers laughter can use that knowledge to their advantage, even against the most seemingly omnipotent governments.'

https://www.berggruen.org/ideas/articles/to-defy-a-dictator-send-in-the-clowns/

Humor as a political weapon

'Every joke is a tiny revolution.' George Orwell, 1945

'None of this is to suggest that in challenging an authoritarian adversary we should abandon outrage and indignation. There will always be a time to express anger at those who undermine our free system.'

http://sfppr.org/2014/07/humor-as-a-political-weapon/

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