Bush’s Cultural Legacy

The Guardian asked several cultural influencers about the effect that eight years of Bush/Cheney have had on the arts. (Stop laughing. I mean it.) The most trenchant response came from theatre director Elizabeth LeCompte. She said:  “Bush has fostered the rise of political satire as an art form again. It hasn’t been very strong for the last 30 years or so and I think television programs such as The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and South Park are all political works of art. Without the Bush administration I don’t think satire would have been as strong. It revived irony.” More here.

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