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Art as Cultural Diplomacy events

Humour and Cultural Diplomacy

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By Jay Malarcher,The Arts Diplomacy Festival 2012: Cultural Diplomacy in Practice, March 2012, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy

“…Comedy deserves to be respected more for two significant advantages it  has: first, it provides great exercise in critical reasoning skills, since comedy
works on the reason (as opposed to tragedy, which works on the emotions);  second, the best comedy allows a penetrating insight into the society that  generated the satire: Thus, my assertion that comedy belongs in a conference  devoted to the arts‟ role in cultural diplomacy. In a very real way, we do not  truly understand a society until we understand what makes them laugh.

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Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies Publication
Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
www.ccds-berlin.de
www.culturaldiplomacy.org

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