Peak Satire — 5 years ago
The state of the art of satire embodied at novel length. A discourse on the condition of man in the world, scathingly funny and deservingly popular. From Lilliputians to Yahoos to well-disguised attacks on politicians, lawyers and the futility of war – and even reverse proofs about the ineffable bloodthirstyness of the human race, a king refuses to believe in the existence of gunpowder nor will he capitalize on it when its secret is offered, therefore he and his people must be stupid. reductio ad absurdum indeed. Such a skilled work. Coupled with the savage and biting A modest proposal, one can indeed say that peak satire can be defined in two words: Jonathan Swift.