16 Of The Sickest Burns In History
Some of the cleverest – and most devastating – insults ever spoken.
When Gandhi put literally the entire West on notice.
When Truman blasted Nixon.
When Mae West put a gentleman in his place.
When Lincoln destroyed an opponent.
When Dorothy Parker had the last word on someone's book.
When Fred Allen asked a simple question of a simple person.
When Christopher Hitchens gave Jerry Falwell an obituary.
When Bob Dole eviscerated George HW Bush.
When Paul Keating put John Hewson out of his misery.
When Mel Brooks explained things to the suits.
When Winston Churchill ruined Clement Attlee.
When Clive James skewered Gerald Ford.
When George Will took out Ronald Reagan.
When George Orwell ripped Stanley Baldwin a new one.
When Beethoven offered to help a friend in need.
And when Dorothy Parker put Margot Asquith on blast.
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