Saturday, March 21, 2009

Wuerker to speak in Lebanon Valley

According to their website:

Cartoonist to Examine the Funny Side of Terror at LVC's Colloquium

Political cartoonist Matt Wuerker will look at The Funny Side of the Age of Terror as part of Lebanon Valley College’s Age of Terror Colloquium. He will speak on Friday, April 3 at 7 p.m. in LVC’s Zimmerman Recital Hall in the Suzanne H. Arnold Gallery. His talk is free and open to the public.

Wuerker will ask: “Do we have to be terrorized? Given all the troubles and tensions of the world perhaps humor is a better response.” Wuerker, a cartoonist for, will make his case that the war on terror might best be waged with satire. “Besides helping us not lose our own minds and own civil liberties, perhaps humor is the best response to those that would make us into monsters,” he believes. “Laughter can be disarming, and in many ways it is the most civilized way to attack those people that despise our civilization. Besides, if we turn them into jokes it will drive them crazy.”

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