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With his latest national best seller Peace Kills PJ O'Rourke casts his ever shrewd and mordant eye on America's latest adventures in warfare Imperialism has never been funTo unravel the mysteries of war O'Rourke first visits Kosovo Wherever there's injustice oppression and suffering America will show up six months later and bomb the country next to where it's happening He travels. P J O Rourke is a real bastard You know he is If you think about it it is undeniable Unfortunately he is one of those Irish bastards that will start feeding you whiskey and telling you fantastically true stories you laugh harder than you can remember then you wake up next to a toilet with a migraine a newly registered Republican That bastard

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Peace Kills America's Fun New Imperialism

End Wherever direction France is pointing toward collaboration with Nazis accommodation with communists existentialism Jerry Lewis or a UN resolution veto we can go the other way with a uiet conscience Finally he arrives in Baghdad with the US Army and standing in one of Saddam's palaces decides If a reason for invading Ira was needed felony interior decorating would have suffice. It took me forever to finish this book mostly because I never figured out what point O Rourke was trying to make I did appreciate some of his critiues of US imperialism though I often felt like he missed the mark which is to be expected from what I understand about his politics This book did get a couple of laughs from me though much of the time I was sickened by his judgments of people he observed There were moments of self awareness such as when he wrote Trying to understand a culture by being a tourist is famously useless

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To Israel at the outbreak of the intifada He flies to Egypt in the wake of the 911 terrorists' attacks and contemplates bygone lunacies Why are the people in the Middle East so crazy Here at the pyramids was an answer from the earliest days of civilization People have always been crazy He covers the demonstrations and the denunciations of war A moral compass needle needs a butt. I had never read PJ O Rourke before and being a weak willed liberal decided that I needed to read at least one collection of his essays This is it I would have to say that I did not find it very funny or very informativeThere are some good lines in it howeverDescribing shopping in Kuwait At a children s clothing store a toddler play outfit shirt jumper and gym shoes came to 140 worth of jam mop and chocolate milk spongeOutside his hotel in Kuwait A bomb sniffing police dog was digging furiously in a concrete planter outside my hotel which would have been alarming if the dog hadn t the unmistakable mien of a pooch who smells something deliciously dead


10 thoughts on “Peace Kills America's Fun New Imperialism

  1. says:

    P J O'Rourke is a real bastard You know he is If you think about it it is undeniable Unfortunately he is one of those Irish bastards that will start feeding you whiskey and telling you fantastically true stories you laugh harder than you can remember then you wake up next to a toilet with a migraine a newly registered Republican Tha

  2. says:

    I'm grateful that I spent only 25 cents on this crap in the overstock section of the Lawrenceville library which is basically just a homeless shelter without any beds For years friends have recommended PJ O'Rourke and after reading an agreeable Atlantic article about jumbo jets I figured I'd give O'Rourke a shot

  3. says:

    O'Rourke is one of my favorite writers He is a journalist who actually goes out and talks to people in depth reporting He has a knack for hilarious one liners He is conservative too but you can't have everything and anyway he is conservative in the least annoying way possible libertarian than anythingThis is a gathering of essays

  4. says:

    I had never read PJ O'Rourke before and being a weak willed liberal decided that I needed to read at least one collection

  5. says:

    This book sucks If only O'Rourke was as witty and important as he apparently thinks he is This is the problem with the writi

  6. says:

    I read PJ O'Rourke's books for his first hand accounts of traveling throughout the world than for his politics This isn't my favori

  7. says:

    I do enjoy O'Rourke's middle of the road conservative views ones I don't necessarily share Still It's the kind of reasonable stuff that would

  8. says:

    Partly a travelogue and partly a means to poke funny light sarcasm at the erroneousness in the thinking and the unexpected results of the actions of the liberal elitesAs much as I agree with some of them the author jumps too easily from one idea to another and tries too much not to offend – a dig at the right or left is immediately follo

  9. says:

    It took me forever to finish this book mostly because I never figured out what point O’Rourke was trying to make I did appreciate some of his critiues of US imperialism though I often felt like he missed the mark which is to be expected from

  10. says:

    Have always enjoyed O'Rourke's writing even though I don't usually agree with his political views His personal opinions are less evident here than in some other article and he seems rather a dispassionate observer with a wry sense of humor in most of these pieces Lots of very confusing scenes from war zones the world imme

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