Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Christie Davies -'The Right and Duty to Tell Politically Incorrect Jokes'

Author of Jokes and their Relation to Society, The Mirth of Nations and The Right to Joke, Christie Davies is Professor Emeritus of Sociology. His research concentrates on the comparative and historical study of humour and morality, in which latter field he has published The Strange Death Of Moral Britain. He argues here that we have not only the right to tell politically incorrect jokes that may offend all manner of sensibilities, but often a duty to do so as well.

Recorded at Christ Church, University of Oxford, on 21st October 2009

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