Adventures of a foreigner in the south of Brazil.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Tucholsky on satire

[...] Does satire exaggerate? Satire must exaggerate, and at its most profound it is unjust. It inflates truth to better show it, and it cannot but follow the word of the gospel: the just will suffer with the unjust.
Translated from Kurt Tucholsky, Was darf die Satire?