Global Village on CBC

About the closest thing you will find to unvarnished anti-war opinion on the CBC is on Global Village [warning: insane multi-media website]. It’s a good antidote to Aaron Brown et al.

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Jerome Wolfe on June 20, 2004 - 03:02

Hello,

I’m an American living in Vancouver, BC. I heard your show; and I’d care to point out that Americans take themselves far too seriously — stand-up comedy notwithstanding. Your show is a healthy attempt towards getting all of us — politicians and citizens, corporate CEO’s and proletariats alike — to laugh at ourselves. The problem of heavy serious is like a cancer infecting the American polis.

I’m writing an essay on the theme of laughter appropos Fredrich Nietzsche’s philosophy. He writes:

To laugh at oneself as one would have to laugh in order to laugh out the whole truth — to do that even the best so far lacked sufficient sense for the truth, and the most gifted had too little genius for that. Even laughter may yet have a future” (The Gay Science 1).

Right on! Maybe NPR will start up something — even faintly resembling the comedy of the world.

Cheers,

Jerome Wolfe

Jerome Wolfe's picture
Jerome Wolfe on June 20, 2004 - 03:05

Hello,

I’m an American living in Vancouver, BC. I heard your show this evening(I’m sorry but I didn’t catch the name…); and I’d care to point out that Americans take themselves far too seriously — stand-up comedy notwithstanding. Your show is a healthy attempt towards getting all of us — politicians and citizens, corporate CEO’s and proletariats alike — to laugh at ourselves. The problem of heavy serious is like a cancer infecting the American polis.

I’m writing an essay on the theme of laughter appropos Fredrich Nietzsche’s philosophy. He writes:

To laugh at oneself as one would have to laugh in order to laugh out the whole truth — to do that even the best so far lacked sufficient sense for the truth, and the most gifted had too little genius for that. Even laughter may yet have a future” (The Gay Science 1).

Right on! Maybe NPR will start up something — even faintly resembling the comedy of the world.

Cheers,

Jerome Wolfe

Jerome Wolfe's picture
Jerome Wolfe on June 20, 2004 - 03:05

Hello,

I’m an American living in Vancouver, BC. I heard your show this evening (I’m sorry but I didn’t catch the name…); and I’d care to point out that Americans take themselves far too seriously — stand-up comedy notwithstanding. Your show is a healthy attempt towards getting all of us — politicians and citizens, corporate CEO’s and proletariats alike — to laugh at ourselves. The problem of heavy serious is like a cancer infecting the American polis.

I’m writing an essay on the theme of laughter appropos Fredrich Nietzsche’s philosophy. He writes:

To laugh at oneself as one would have to laugh in order to laugh out the whole truth — to do that even the best so far lacked sufficient sense for the truth, and the most gifted had too little genius for that. Even laughter may yet have a future” (The Gay Science 1).

Right on! Maybe NPR will start up something — even faintly resembling the comedy of the world.

Cheers,

Jerome Wolfe

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