A free world needs satire

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We need humour like we need the air we breathe, says editorial cartoonist Patrick Chappatte.

In a TED Talk illustrated with highlights from a career spent skewering everything from dictators and ideologues to selfies and social media mobs, Chappatte makes a resounding, often hilarious case for the necessity of satire. “Political cartoons were born with democracy, and they are challenged when freedom is,” he says.

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