Topic: Pure Satire
The "Pure Satire" channel of this blog will now, over the remaining course of the 2008 political campaign season, present a series of "modest proposals" for solutions to the United States'--and, indeed, the world's--most pressing political, social, diplomatic and economic problems. These solutions may seem radical and drastic, but I assure you that they are quite modest: "modest," indeed, in exactly the same sense that Jonathan Swift's 1729 "Modest Proposal" to relieve the plight of the poor children of Ireland was "modest." Be warned in advance about the nature of my "modesty!"
To read Swift's "Modest Proposal," the inspiration for my own, go to A Modest Proposal.