Review of Drawn to Extremes: The Use and Abuse of Editorial Cartoons by Chris Lamb
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His voice actor Mike Henry defines Herbert as a pedophile. It is implied that Bruce is gay and that Jeffrey is his domestic partner, as in " Road to the North Pole " where he states in the song "All I Want for Christmas" that he wants a wedding ring from a guy named Jeffrey.
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It is shown that Sarah is attracted to Meg: Ida formerly Dan was a war hero in the Vietnam War. He was thought to be a homosexual by Peter.
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These productions have played a significant role in American social and political life. From Benjamin Franklin's "Join or Die" visual polemic, through Thomas Nast's crusade against Tammany Hall "My constituents can't read; but dammit, they can see pictures! Chris Lamb's Drawn to Extremes: The Use and Abuse of Editorial Cartoons investigates the history and meaning of editorial cartoons in America.
Lamb's broad narrative includes the ethics of criticizing a wartime president, the meaning of satire in ancient Greece, the dangers of McCarthyism, the relationship between editors and cartoonists, the mechanics of cartoon production, and the quantitative decline of the industry itself.
Lamb charts the trajectory of this craft's evolution adequately, but none of these moments of discussion provide a particularly insightful analysis of his subject. Drawn to Extremes 's confusing structure of meandering topics and incongruous chapter titles also complicate its possible fallback use as a reference or introduction to American editorial cartoons. For example, the middle chapter titled "McCarthyism" begins with the women's suffrage movement, discusses the cultural significance of the Progressive Era, World War I, the New Deal, World War II, the Ku Klux Klan, and briefly mentions McCarthyism in two pages out of thirty-five before swinging by Nixon's Vietnam, and concluding with an odd and lengthy debate about Clarence Thomas and Bill Clinton, without any attempt to connect these themes with McCarthyism itself.
This example is particularly problematic because Lamb's apparent thesis — criticism and commentary offered by editorial cartoons play a vital role in democratic societies — resonates with the McCarthy Era specifically.
Drawn to Extremes begins provocatively with the events of September 11, which Lamb uses to examine the rhetorical disconnect between criticism and patriotism that governments and their minions frequently establish during moments of crisis. Lamb compares cartoons that criticized President Bush before and after the attacks, and suggests that the explanation for the acrimony the latter group elicited can be found in "theories of nationalism," which are not to be confused with patriotism: Patriotism allows for questioning; nationalism does not.
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Nationalism is understood as an ideology that demands absolute loyalty and, in doing so, exacts a high price" Lamb argues, more or less, that the distinction between patriotism and nationalism collapses "when sensitivities are particularly rarefied" i. The satire of editorial cartoons, according to Lamb, can counter the dynamics of nationalism by exposing its participants: We may not always like what we see" In a somewhat cumbersome development of this argument, Lamb suggests that satirists are social commentators who "usually offer a travesty of the situation, which at the same time directs attention to reality and offers an escape from it.
The result is often unflattering, although satire, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder, causing hysteria for some and leaving others in hysterics" Lamb argues that the significance of this social commentary can be found in satire's representation of reality, which influences both contemporary and future readers. For example, in the aftermath of the presidential campaign, "the election itself became a cartoon, and Florida became the banana peel we all slipped on.
Generations from now, it may well be the editorial cartoonists who created the most realistic picture of the election" Lamb appropriately discusses cartoon depictions of fear-mongering, martial hubris, corruption, incompetence and injustice in the context of their real sources of inspiration and concludes that satirical depictions both reflect and affect the social reality they represent: Moreover, cartoonists do this in unique ways: