In speeches and interviews, Feiffer often reflected on the place of satire in American life. He characterized his cartoons as “warning signals . . . saying, ‘This is where we’re headed. This is not us. We can do something about it. We can change.’” As he indicated in these notes from a 1962 talk, however, Feiffer believed that with the Kennedy administration’s embrace of its critics, satire had surrendered its power to sound an alert.