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The Art of Controversy: Political Cartoons and Their Enduring Power

The Art of Controversy:  Political Cartoons and Their Enduring Power

by Victor S. Navasky,
The San Francisco Chronicle, August 25, 2013

In response to David Low's caricatures in London's Evening Standard, which depicted Adolf Hitler as a spoiled brat, the F├╝hrer dreamed of retaliation. He commissioned a beautifully bound volume that "refuted" the allegations embedded in the cartoons. But since, as Victor Navasky asserts, it's impossible to trump visual charges with verbal responses, "Hitler in the World's Cartoons: Facts Versus Ink" had a short shelf life.

 

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