DON'T VOTE - It Just Encourages the Bastards

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Atlantic Books, Nov 1, 2010 - Humor - 300 pages
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Best-selling humorist P.J. O'Rourke is back with his latest political masterpiece, DON'T VOTE - It Just Encourages the Bastards. Using his signature wit and keen observational skills, O'Rourke reflects on his forty year career as a political commentator, spanning his addled hippie youth to his current state of right-wing grouch maturity.

Proclaiming his political stance as to the right of Rush Limbaugh, O'Rourke explores ideas ranging from why Americans love freedom and the founding fathers' unique perspective on the pursuit of happiness to the modern application of the Bill of Rights, an odd document of which Americans are inordinately proud, that guarantees their rights to Twitter, kvetch, and prevent the Pentagon from sending Marines to sleep on fold-out couches.

Far from the typical high school textbook's survey of United States history, DON'T VOTE takes a hysterically sharp look at some of the most important issues Americans face today.

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User Review  - MashaK99 - LibraryThing

P.J. O'Rourke is my favorite humor/satire writer, and I absolutely loved his earlier works, so I suppose my expectations were too high going in. My hopes rose high in the beginning of the book (kill/f ... Read full review

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User Review  - bensdad00 - LibraryThing

While the political philosophy is as strong as ever, O'Rourke's comedy is aging badly, resulting in a stilted and difficult read. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

P.J. O'Rourke is the author of 15 books, including Parliament of Whores and Give War a Chance, both of which were #1 New York Times best sellers. His most recent book is Driving Like Crazy.

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