Sunday, January 21, 2007

RIP Art Buchwald

The best satire has a perfect blend of truth and ridicule in it. Although he was never my very favorite political satirist, Art Buchwald was the first one that caught my fancy. He whetted my taste for political satire in the years ever after, setting me up to enjoy stronger stuff as offered by people like P. J. O'Rourke, James Lileks, and a dozen others I can't think of right now. He was 81.

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