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1. Are "the vices and human foibles" the ones enumerated in the previous sentence :consumption, corporate greed, death, sex and morality" or are they a different set of vices? I think the former is intended. Am I right?


2. Does "satirists for centuries have loved to mock" mean "satirists for centuries have mocked"?


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The art of the 1990s to the present has been very concerned with identity and representation issues as artists as citizens of the world struggle with issues of consumption, corporate greed, death, sex and morality. While these are serious social issues, contemporary artists have used humour to expose the vices and human foibles that satirists for centuries have loved to mock.

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red apple1. Are "the vices and human foibles" the ones enumerated in the previous sentence :consumption, corporate greed, death, sex and morality" or are they a different set of vices?

Perhaps some of those are included, but the writer has in mind the more classic human vices and foibles, the ones that have endured since Man dropped down from the trees and began to walk upright.

red apple2. Does "satirists for centuries have loved to mock" mean "satirists for centuries have mocked"?

Yes.