Friday, August 31, 2012

The Marx Brothers: Duck Soup

In this clip from the Marx Brothers' Duck Soup, a 1933 American comedy, we can see through the devices  of comedy the consequences when leaders are irrational, irresponsible and unstable— a toxic combination that often lead to fateful national decisions, such as war. Tomorrow, September 1, is the 73rd anniversary of the start of the Second World War.