Created By: cryptoengineer on November 9, 2013
The word is Russian, and is described in http://www.culanth.org/supplementals/94-american-stiob-or-what-late-socialist-aesthetics In short, it refers to satires which are so close to the thing being satirized that less observant people can mistake it for the Real Thing. The article calls out as examples:
- Starship Troopers (film) satirizing American militarism.
- The Colbert Report, satirizing right wing ideologues.
- The Onion, satirizing sensationalist news.
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