In his introduction to Liberating the Limerick, Ernest Lefever, founding president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, says that many of the 230 "irresistible classics" in the book "reflect facets of truth and virtue wrapped in the garments of irony and caricature." Contrary to the widespread myth, these verses lay bare "the foibles of the human drama with wit and irony" and without slithering into the gutter. The book is enriched by fifteen New Yorker cartoons.
Ernest W. Lefever is an accomplished author and is the founding president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center.
1 Introduction: The Enduring Limerick 2 Battle of the Sexes 3 Religion and Philosphy 4 Padres and Preachers 5 History 6 Politics 7 Language and Literature 8 Music and the Arts 9 Science and Technology 10 Manners and Morals 11 Food and Drink 12 Freudian Quips 13 Death and Dying 14 Celebrities 15 Man and Beast 16 Sheer Nonsense 17 Sources and Credits 18 Author Index