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What arouses the indignation of the honest satirist is not, unless the man is a prig, the fact that people in positions of power or influence behave idiotically, or even that they behave wickedly. It is that they conspire successfully to impose upon the public a picture of themselves as so very sagacious, honest and well-intentioned.

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Francis Claud Cockburn (pronounced coburn) (1904-1981) was a renowned radical British journalist, who was controversial for his communist and stalinist sympathies. He was the cousin of novelist Evelyn Waugh.

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