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In defence of cartoonists' licence to mock

6 Dec 2004
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Should cartoonists restrain their satirical instincts to protect public confidence in politicians, parties, and democratic institutions? Or are their 'little incendiary bombs' a crucial form of political communication? Haydon Manning and Robert Phiddian argue that cartoonists should have free 'licence to mock'.

Also available: a response to this paper by Michael Hogan (51), who encourages cartoonists to think about their craft and not to take a 'licence to mock' to be a licence to abuse.

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2004
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