Cartoonists: Road Maps to Opinion

Adenauer was "a lemon on a flagpole," Gandhi "a pyramid of homespun cloth topped with a dried prune," George Bernard Shaw "the devil's Santa Claus," John D. Rockefeller "the mummy of Rameses II." Churchill had a face "put together like early rose potatoes"; Franklin D. Roosevelt was "a fox grafted onto a lion" who "used his jaw as men use hands and elephants use trunks." If the descriptions sound like notes for a cartoon to be drawn later, there is good reason. The words belong to Emery Kelen, a Hungarian-born caricaturist who...

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