But humor plays an important role in the world of politics. Reagan’s jokes (see 4th video) about the Soviet Union, for instance, helped undermine the legitimacy of that wretched system.
So let’s augment my collection of anti-communist humor from with a couple of new items.
We’ll start with a look at the class dunce.
I’m not sure what that made me laugh, but it did.
Next, here’s something I saw on Twitter. I assume Soviet Barbie was done as satire. In any event, it captures the utter dreariness of Soviet life.
Let’s close with an actual beer commercial from the 1980s, featuring the humor of a Russian émigré, Yakov Smirnoff.