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Grassroots exceptionalism in humanitarian memoir
Emily Bauman

loans (though he does eventually direct Yunus to the higher-ups); like a Monty Python sketch he is having fun with Professor Yunus, who is made a fool of even as he has played the fool in order to expose and challenge the unfairness of the system. The power of the fool is not so much to reveal or elicit particular information: that is the role of the sleuth or the investigator. It is rather to reveal

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
From starving children to satirical saviours
Rachel Tavernor

from Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979), that ironically asks, ‘What have the Romans ever done for us?’ with the conclusion being that they significantly developed society. Similarly, in the Enough Food IF video, British characters are on their way to an anti-aid rally, determined to campaign against aid even after their discussion on the bus about the many ‘successes’ of international aid. The

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
Robert Fine and Philip Spencer

(London: Atlantic Books, 2009). 21 In 1979 the Monty Python film Life of Brian was treated as blasphemous by various religious groups and local authorities in the UK and the US. It was condemned as such by Malcolm Muggeridge and Mervyn Stockwood, the Bishop of Southwark, in a BBC televised debate. 22 See Paul Berman's compelling reflections on this

in Antisemitism and the left