It was a great pleasure to discover this interview of Stephen Colbert on an obscure Catholic interview talk show and find a truly profound discussion. It needs listening to twice. Colbert shows nuance and sophistication towards the most important question any public figure must reflect on who seeks to impact this American society for the better: How to convey truths of life in a society like ours, which compulsively conflates appearance and reality. Related to the topic of humor, he touches on an issue which has always interested me: the difference between dismissive, flippant irony and humor.
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