Maybe you had to be there, but Tom Lehrer is to my mind the funniest song-writer-satirist who ever was.
Also the most cogent.
Despite rumours that circulated 40 years ago that he had died, he's still alive at 90, although he no longer performs publicly. Alas.
The quote in the headline, by the way, is what he said when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. That's when Lehrer tossed in the towel.
I vividly remember him from TW3 -- That Was The Week That Was -- which remains some of the best television ever, and the episodes of which I wish were run on those secondary over-the-air channels like ME TV and H&I instead of dreck like Gomer Pyle and Hogan's Heroes.
I mean, how do you top:
"The poor folk hate the rich folk, and the rich folk hate the poor folk,
All of my folk hate all of your folk, it's American as apple pie."
Lehrer, who never completed his PhD -- despite entering Harvard at 14 -- later taught mathematics at MIT, Harvard Business School and UC Santa Cruz ... the latter along with a class in musical theatre.
Anyway, it's difficult picking out a couple of Lehrer's best satirical songs because there are so many. But herewith two: National Brotherhood Week (whence came the quote above) and Send the Marines. Both rather resonate today, I think you would agree.