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The jokes always saved us: humour in the time of Stalin

9 mins | Dec 17, 2019
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Laughter is important in the darkest of times. Jonathan Waterlow, a British writer, reflects on the hidden story of political humour under Stalin. Here he explores why it is far more nuanced than a simple struggle between repression and resistance and reveals why we often misunderstand what humour is and what it actually does for people.
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