Monday, October 01, 2007

Thanks for the Laughs

I can't add much to Gus Van Horn's "eulogy" of Cox and Forkum, who are hanging up their editorial cartoon pen. I enjoyed their cartoons, despite the fact that the byline Cox and Forkum sounded like the punchline of a dirty joke to me. They found the essential point to satirize in any story -- a remarkable feat, considering that most cartoonists give you the liberal or conservative conventional wisdom and little else. The power of Cox and Forkum's cartoons illustrates the power of thinking in principles -- rational principles -- and reminds us how rare that method of thinking still is.

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