Saturday, March 23, 2013

Cartoons helped change the culture of corruption in New York City.

The New York Times in its early days, when it was a small paper vying for influence and readers, set a number of reporters to track down corruption in the governance of New York, especially that organized by the Tweed Machine. Cartoonist Thomas Nast joined that team, and most importantly conveyed ideas in a clear, easily understood and memorable manner.

As we try to change the culture of corruption in developing nations, perhaps it would be important to empower their own political cartoonists to dart the inflated plutocrats of corruption.

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