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David Shapiro: Humor becomes its own punch line in our slap-happy times

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                                Presenter Chris Rock, left, reacts after being hit on stage by Will Smith at the Oscars on Sunday.

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    Presenter Chris Rock, left, reacts after being hit on stage by Will Smith at the Oscars on Sunday.

I stopped accepting invitations to lecture college classes after it became trendy to boycott, picket and demand apologies from speakers whose contrary views might “trigger” delicate young minds with ideas that threaten their “safe space.” Read more

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