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Revel with a CauseLiberal Satire in Postwar America$
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Stephen E. Kercher

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780226431642

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226431659.001.0001

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“We Shall Meet the Enemy”

“We Shall Meet the Enemy”

Herbert Block, Robert Osborn, Walt Kelly, and Liberal Cartoonists' “Weapon of Wit”

(p.33) Chapter Two “We Shall Meet the Enemy”
Revel with a Cause
University of Chicago Press

With the early retirement of Bill Mauldin, the task of translating moral anger at McCarthyism, Southern segregationists, and the inertia of the Eisenhower administration into political cartoons, cartoon strips, and drawings fell to Herbert Block, Walt Kelly, and Robert Osborn, the focus of this chapter. At a time when satiric cartooning was in retreat, Mauldin, Block, Kelly, and Osborn kept the tradition of angry graphic commentary alive.

Keywords:   McCarthyism, Southern segregationists, Eisenhower administration, political cartoons, Herbert Block, Walt Kelly, Robert Osborn, satiric cartooning

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