Sorry- Jonathan Swift. Not relevant to today's politics, only relevant to the previous post in that he was one of the original political satirists, also criticized for writing drivel in his time.
Although A Modest Proposal
could be relevant with the current economic crisis. I'm sure that for some people the sale of their children as food and clothing might save them from foreclosure.
Originally Posted by Chip
The only Swift reference in recent American politics is Swift Boat. To see that as satire takes a pretty remote perspective— extragalactic, in fact.