The Future Is Not Funny. Really?

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In 2014, somebody dared to write on this august website that artists are “America’s overlooked strategic asset.”

What? Really? That’s not hard-nosed foreign policy realism. That’s just … Wait, that was one of us. And two years later, we’re going a step further: It may well be that you cannot really understand what life is going to be like in the next 20 years unless you listen to what comedians have to say about it today.

Comedy is an essential tool to understand everything from global trends to local politics for multiple reasons: the comedic process requires a rigorous understanding of your subject, similar to that of an analyst.

Read the full essay at War On The Rocks.