Why You Should (Really) Look at “Don’t Look Up”

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Satire is an ancient genre. It goes back at least to the Romans in the West. In order to make a serious point, you take a particular feature of some subject or subjects — say, a politician — and exaggerate it to comic proportions.

The laughs come from the clash this sets up between this exaggerated feature — say, a politician’s fondness for boasting — and good old common sense. The…

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Castalian Stream

Castalian Stream

Articles on philosophy, psychology & classical thought (notably Stoic) for those interested in renewing, spreading, and applying these ideas today.