The Ayatollah Is No Joke
foreignpolicy.com / Roland Elliott Brown
05-Jun-2012

Kowsar, a cartoonist who came to the medium partly through his admiration for David Levine's caricatures in the New York Review of Books, says he was
warned by a publisher at the outset of his career that satirists often run afoul of the clergy's prohibition against laghv, an Arabic-derived word for nonsense.

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