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Monday, May 3, 2010

On Irony, Politics, and Sir Thomas More

J.C. Hallman of The Millions brings us a very interesting essay on the lingering effects of Sir Thomas More's Utopia. According to Hallman, Utopia, which is a satire, has had a profound impact on modern society largely because no one realized that it was a joke. Then he goes on to link the text to The Colbert Report and modern Conservatives and irony deficiency. It's fascinating to say the least.

You can check out the essay here.