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Don T Vote

Author : P. J. O'Rourke
ISBN : 1848879075
Genre : United States
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Using his signature wit and keen observational skills, O'Rourke reflects on his 40 year career as a political commentator, spanning his addled hippie youth to his current state of right-wing grouch maturity. He explores ideas ranging from why Americans love freedom to the modern application of the Bill of Rights.
Category: United States

Don T Vote It Just Encourages The Bastards

Author : P. J. O'Rourke
ISBN : 9780802145437
Genre : Humor
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America's most subversive conservative, O'Rourke describes government as a devil's bargain between power, freedom, and responsibility, and goes on to hilariously skewer the politicians who have bargained with us to consolidate power, and the many mini-bargains and evasions that citizens have made with the consequences of their choice.
Category: Humor

Parliament Of Whores Open Mark

Author : P. J. O'Rourke
ISBN : 0679741313
Genre :
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Called "an everyman's guide to Washington" ("The New York Times"), O'Rourke's savagely funny and national bestseller "Parliament of Whores" has become a classic in understanding the workings of the American political system. Written at the end of the Reagan era, this new edition includes an extensive Foreword by political writer Andrew Ferguson.
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Republican Party Reptile

Author : P. J. O'Rourke
ISBN : 9780871136220
Genre : Humor
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"I think our agenda is clear. We are opposed to: government spending, Kennedy kids, seat-belt laws, busing our children anywhere other than Yale, trailer courts near our vacation homes, all tiny Third World countries that don't have banking secrecy laws, aerobics, the UN, taxation without tax loopholes, and jewelry on men. We are in favor of: guns, drugs, fast cars, free love (if our wives don't find out), a sound dollar, and a strong military with spiffy uniforms. There are thousands of people in America who feel this way, especially after three or four drinks. If all of us would unite and work together, we could give this country. . . well, a real bad hangover." "To say that P. J. O'Rourke is funny is like saying the Rocky Mountains are scenic-accurate but insufficient. At his best he's downright exhilarating . . . Republican Party Reptile is as rambunctiously entertaining as a greased pig catching contest. If you can find a funnier writer than P. J. O'Rourke, buy him a brandy, but don't lend him the keys to your pickup." -- Chicago Tribune; "Republican Party Reptile is hilarious. I laughed so hard reading this book that my armchair needs reupholstering. P. J. O'Rourke has got to be the funniest writer going, and boy does he go. This is high-octane wit, S. J. Perelman on acid." -- Christopher Buckley.
Category: Humor

On The Wealth Of Nations

Author : P. J. O'Rourke
ISBN : 0871139499
Genre : Economics
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As one of the first titles in Atlantic Monthly Press' "Books That Changed the World" series, America's most provocative satirist, P. J. O'Rourke, reads Adam Smith's revolutionary The Wealth of Nations so you don't have to. Recognized almost instantly on its publication in 1776 as the fundamental work of economics, The Wealth of Nations was also recognized as really long: the original edition totaled over nine hundred pages in two volumes--including the blockbuster sixty-seven-page "digression concerning the variations in the value of silver during the course of the last four centuries," which, "to those uninterested in the historiography of currency supply, is like reading Modern Maturity in Urdu." Although daunting, Smith's tome is still essential to understanding such current hot-topics as outsourcing, trade imbalances, and Angelina Jolie. In this hilarious, approachable, and insightful examination of Smith and his groundbreaking work, P. J. puts his trademark wit to good use, and shows us why Smith is still relevant, why what seems obvious now was once revolutionary, and why the pursuit of self-interest is so important.
Category: Economics

Give War A Chance

Author : P. J. O'Rourke
ISBN : 0330325353
Genre : Persian Gulf War, 1991
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Category: Persian Gulf War, 1991

Peace Kills

Author : P. J. O'Rourke
ISBN : 0802141986
Genre : History
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One of the nation's most controversial journalists and humorists offers another hard-hitting survey of the foibles of American foreign policy, recounting his experiences among consumers in Kuwait, in security obsessed airports around the globe, and in Kosovo, where "NATO tried to start World War III without hurting anyone." Reprint. 100,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.
Category: History

What Kind Of Democracy Is This

Author : Matthew Flinders
ISBN : 9781447337621
Genre : Political Science
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Has there ever been a period in modern history when democratic politics seemed more unpredictable or unruly? Matthew Flinders ranges expertly across architecture, art, fell running and fairy tales in an attempt to understand the emerging democratic landscape. This refreshing and stimulating book seeks to provoke and inform in equal measure.
Category: Political Science

Election Administration In The United States

Author : R. Michael Alvarez
ISBN : 9781316061466
Genre : Political Science
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Some of the nation's leading experts look at various aspects of election administration, including issues of ballot format, changes in registration procedures, the growth in the availability of absentee ballot rules and other forms of 'convenience voting', and changes in the technology used to record our votes. They also look at how the Bush v. Gore decision has been used by courts that monitor the election process and at the consequences of changes in practice for levels of invalid ballots, magnitude of racial disparities in voting, voter turnout, and access to the ballot by those living outside the United States. The editors, in their introduction, also consider the normative question of exactly what we want a voting system to do. An epilogue by two leading election law specialists looks at how election administration and election contest issues played out in the 2012 presidential election.
Category: Political Science

Driving Like Crazy

Author : P. J. O'Rourke
ISBN : 0802118836
Genre : Humor
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A collection spanning thirty years, chronicling famed humorist and gearhead P. J. O'Rourke's love affair with the automobile from mid-twentieth century to now—from heyday to sickbay.
Category: Humor

Age And Guile Beat Youth Innocence And A Bad Haircut

Author : P. J. O'Rourke
ISBN : 1447218914
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P.J. O'Rourke celebrates his first twenty-five years of journalism with 'a quarter of a century of previously uncollected fulminations, diatribes, philippics, animadversions, bullyrags, readings of the riot act, middle-finger flag-downs, scoffings, slander, calumnies and licks of the rough side of the tongue'. 'This career-spanning anthology condenses one of the most provocative and entertaining careers in twentieth-century journalism . . . P.J. O'Rourke remains the funniest man in print. This book confirms that he has been much longer than we thought' Ikon 'P.J. O'Rourke is routinely billed as "American's premier political humorist" and, for once, it is a claim that is difficult to dispute . . . few other humorists rival O'Rourke for simple comic density' Guardian 'It is not fanciful to think of him as the heir to Swift and Orwell . . . journalism as relentlessly funny as it is deceptively shrewd' Melody Maker 'Age and Guile contains enough firecracker wit to uphold his reputation as America's greatest prose comedian' Financial Times 'O'Rourke remains the wittiest member of the herd' Daily Telegraph
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The Enemies List

Author : P. J. O'Rourke
ISBN : 0679307966
Genre : American wit and humor
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Written with the same acerbic wit and infectious humour that have made P.J. O'Rourke one of the most popular political humourists of all time, The Enemies List will delight his fans and engage his enemies—and he couldn't ask for anything more. Begun as an article in The American Spectator, The Enemies List quickly grew into an all-encompassing guide to the most dislike, foolish, and politically disgraceful people of the 1990s. Readers contributed their own suggestions, and with P.J.'s razor-sharp additions and asides, "The List" became a hysterical commentary on the trouble with politicians and celebrities alike. What sets this roster apart from the common blacklist is its generous approach to membership; you don't have to be a card-carrying member of anything to qualify. O'Rourke throws a wide net around the ridiculous, inane, and generally annoying individuals who can be found in the public and political worlds of our society.
Category: American wit and humor

The Ceo Of The Sofa

Author : P. J. O'Rourke
ISBN : 0330491431
Genre : American wit and humor
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This book confirms P.J. O'Rourke's unassailable position as 'America's greatest prose comedian' (Sunday Times). Bestselling humorist O'Rourke introduces readers to his assistant, friends, family and smart-aleck babysitter, as he reflects on such topics as cell phones, Christmas catalogues, Instant Messaging, toddlers, TV and how the Gettysburg Address would have turned out if written on an iMac. He reviews Hillary Clinton, and he observes youth culture, including current celebs, Britney, Moby and Eminem. This is a witty wide-angled world view, from O'Rourke's own living room.
Category: American wit and humor

The Bachelor Home Companion

Author : P. J. O'Rourke
ISBN : 0871136864
Genre : Humor
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Describes the tasks that bachelors must perform to maintain a household, including tricking other people into cleaning for them, turning the cat into a sweeper, and others
Category: Humor

Parliament Of Whores

Author : P. J. O'Rourke
ISBN : 0802139701
Genre : Humor
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Called "an everyman's guide to Washington" (The New York Times), P. J. O'Rourke's savagely funny and national best-seller Parliament of Whores has become a classic in understanding the workings of the American political system. Originally written at the end of the Reagan era, this new edition includes an extensive foreword by the renowned political writer Andrew Ferguson -- showing us that although the names and the players have changed, the game is still the same. Parliament of Whores is an exuberant, broken-field run through the ethical foibles, pork-barrel flimflam, and bureaucratic bullrorfle inside the Beltway that leaves no sacred cow unskewered and no politically correct sensitivities unscorched. "Highly pungent and wickedly accurate observations ... [from a] boisterous, pedal-to-the-floor humorist." -- The New York Times Book Review "Outrageous ... It is insulting, inflammatory, profane, and absolutely great reading." -- The Washington Post Book World "A gonzo civics book ... O'Rourke is like a trophy hunter let loose in an unguarded zoo." -- Chicago Tribune
Category: Humor

Paradise Method

Author : Bruce Andrews
ISBN : 0810113074
Genre : Fiction
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This book combines theoretical essays, interviews, and symposia responses with shorter pieces on a variety of postwar English-language poets (from Oppen, Ashbery, and Howe to younger contemporaries). Working from a foundation in the specifics of current practice that more overarching theory often ignores, Andrews challenges and extends the limitations of traditional literary criticism.
Category: Fiction