Saturday Early Show at the 2017 Birth...

Saturday Early Show at the 2017 Birthday of Two Great Wits, Two Great ...

Thursday was the birthday of satirists Jonathan Swift and Mark Twain, rockers Billy Idol and Shuggie Otis, and America's perpetual teenage musical host, Dick Clark! For those not familiar with English literature, Jonathan Swift has been called the greatest prose satirist in the history of Western literature, mainly thanks to works like Gulliver's Travels and A Modest Proposal. Definitely a rabble rouser and gadfly during his life, his works bear the test of time for their depth, insight, and way of framing universal issues.

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