The political joke is as old as politics - a classic form of popular social commentary that skewers even as it amuses. This book brings together some of the most mordantly funny examples of the genre: the jokes that proliferated (privately, of course) in Eastern Europe under the Warsaw Pact. Recalled by a Romanian Jewish emigre, these jokes not only form a sampling of political humour, they also offer a insight into the conditions that gave rise to the wave of reform and revolution which took place in that part of the world.
The political joke is as old as politics - a classic form of popular social commentary that skewers even as it amuses. This book brings together some of the most mordantly funny examples of the genre: the jokes that proliferated (privately, of course) in Eastern Europe under the Warsaw Pact.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Psychology Press
This book presents a large collection of anecdotes and jokes from different periods of the twentieth century to provide an unusual perspective on Soviet and Russian history. Anecdotes and jokes were a hidden form of discursive communication in the Soviet era, lampooning official practices and acting as a confidential form
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-23 - Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
I grew up living a life apart from everyone else. I grew up different, wild, free and fighting for my life every single day. I grew up a spy. From the age of six I was employed by MI6. And in that instant nothing was ever going to be the
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-06-22 - Publisher: Lulu.com
This book has three parts, the first two are slam poems; Part one: A Little Bit of Politics (poems about the corruption within the system, organized religion & technology) Part two: Something personal (poems about different events of my life, lost love, mistakes) Part three: Poetic Justice (a specific story
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-13 - Publisher: Osho Media International
In his preface to Ecce Homo, Friedrich Nietzsche says this: “With [Thus Spoke Zarathustra] I have given mankind the greatest present that has ever been made to it so far. This book, with a voice bridging centuries, is not only the highest book there is, the book that is truly