Classic Cartoons by a Master
As a cartoon chronicler of the twentieth century, Herb Block has few peers in terms of longevity, productivity, and critical acclaim. Over his seven-decade career, he practiced the art with fearless independence, creating visual metaphors that embodied his strong, well-informed opinions about the critical issues and public figures of his day and yielded keen insight into world leaders’ motives and actions. A number of cartoons were remarkably prescient, as seen in his cartoon of footprints leading to the White House during the Watergate scandal. He was a tireless advocate for civil and human rights for all people; equality of opportunity for all, including immigrants; and strong limitations on arms, particularly guns and nuclear weapons. Block will also be remembered for his bold stances against injustice, abuse of power, betrayal of the public trust, terrorist acts perpetrated by religious and political extremists, and mindless violence.
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