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P. J. O’Rourke
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P.J. O'Rourke, a Founding Member of the Board of Advisors for the Independent Institute, is America’s leading political humorist and the best-selling author of 20 books. After graduating from Miami University and attending the graduate program at Johns Hopkins, O’Rourke began his career of skewering both the left and the right on the ends of his razor-sharp one-liners.

Among the many publications for which O’Rourke has written are The National Lampoon for which he was editor-in-chief, Automobile, American Spectator, Playboy, Esquire, Vanity Fair, and Harper’s. He was also the Foreign Affairs Desk Chief for Rolling Stone, a position that allowed him to expose the hypocrisies of world politics from the Persian Gulf to the Philippines. Currently he is a regular correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly.

Among his many books are Modern Manners; The Bachelor Home Companion; Republican Party Reptile; Holidays in Hell; Parliament of Whores; All the Trouble in the World; Age and Guile Beat Youth, Innocence, and a Bad Haircut; The American Spectator's Enemies List; Eat the Rich; The CEO of the Sofa; On the Wealth of Nations: Books That Changed the World; Driving Like Crazy; Don't Vote! - It Just Encourages the Bastards; Holidays in Heck and The Baby Boom.

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P.J. O'Rourke “Talkin’ ’Bout His Generation” February 13, 2014
P.J. O’Rourke On the Wealth of Nations February 9, 2007

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P.J. O'Rourke “Talkin’ ’Bout His Generation” February 13, 2014
P.J. O’Rourke “On the Wealth of Nations” February 9, 2007

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P.J. O’Rourke “Talkin’ ’Bout His Generation” February 13, 2014
P.J. O’Rourke “On the Wealth of Nations” February 9, 2007
P.J.'s Economics 101 October 29, 1998
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The Baby Boom Is Great at Politics February 10, 2014



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