Chapter

“Are There Any Groups Here I Haven't Offended Yet?”

in Revel with a Cause

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9780226431642
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226431659 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226431659.003.0008
“Are There Any Groups Here I Haven't Offended Yet?”

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The fact that liberal satire found much of its support from Upper Bohemians and exurbanites—those Americans who became “flaming liberals,” as critic Vance Packard caustically observed, “in the safety of their patios and favorite bars”—was not lost on the more politically astute, critically inclined satirists. This chapter demonstrates how Monocle and the Outsider's Newsletter, Jules Feiffer, and comedian Mort Sahl began to realize the critical potential of liberal satire during the early 1960s.

Keywords: liberal satire; Upper Bohemians; exurbanites; Monocle; Outsider's Newsletter; Jules Feiffer; Mort Sahl

Chapter.  11649 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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