Reflection: Chris Rasmussen on “‘This thing has ceased to be a joke’.”

In the June 2016 issue of the Journal of American History, Chris Rasmussen published the article “‘This thing has ceased to be a joke’: The Veterans of Future Wars and the Meanings of Political Satire in the 1930s.”

In a blog post at the JAH’s blog Process, Rasmussen discusses how he got started on his topic as well as the pleasure of researching a satirical organization.

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