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Politically Drawn

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In a world of information overload and shrinking attention spans, political cartoons survive—communicating events, and spurring debate around ideas. Political cartoons are comments on politics, politicians and current events. Drawn with a mixture of satire, humour and criticism, these cartoons are part of the political discourse in an open and democratic society. At a minimum, they hopefully provide a laugh. In other cases they shine light on important political and social matters, deserving of wider awareness and discussion. In an increasingly polarized society, reactions to political cartoons range from laughter, through indifference and into anger. These reactions highlight the power of ideas—especially of ideas presented as easily read political cartoons.