The Big Picture for May 16, 2013

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    kaecispopX  over 5 years ago

    I think Mr. Peterson did the right thing about not showing an opinion about the war. If one listens to the radio programs that were aired in 1941-1945, you can see that the World War II was not a primary topic of the programs. Yes there were some jokes about rationing and some plots centering on foiling foreign agents, but that was the limits of the way that war was reflected by most of the entertainment programs of that day. And that was a war with popular support. During times of national crisis, people need a means of escape, of relaxation. The comics have been historically, and still are, one of the ways that been used to provide that relaxation and escape.

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