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P.J. O'Rourke

P.J. O'Rourke

Political Satirist & Best-Selling Author

P. J. O’Rourke is a leading political satirist and editor-in-chief of the web magazine American Consequences. He has written nineteen books on subjects as diverse as politics, cars, etiquette, and economics, including his most recent book “None of My Business,” as well as “Parliament of Whores,” and “Give War a Chance,” which both reached number one on the New York Times best-seller list. He is a contributing editor at the Weekly Standard, a research fellow at the Cato Institute, and a regular panelist on NPR’s “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me.”


More About P.J. O'Rourke

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

In his “newest book, ‘How the Hell Did This Happen?’, which dissects the election of 2016, [P. J. O’Rourke] echoes the disdain and snarky observations about ‘elites’ that informed his early years and much of his writing since.”

Saturday, March 10, 2018

“P.J. O’Rourke offers comedic relief about the state of our politics from his unique journalistic perspective influenced by the ‘sunshine’ of the 1960s.”

Friday, September 21, 2018

“O'Rourke said the role of comedians like himself, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert should be as a sideshow to the real news.”

“The libertarian humorist talks about his new book, his darkest fears, and the value of a liberal arts education.”

Thursday, March 9, 2017

P. J. O’Rourke says that Donald Trump is “terrible,” and says that he is “outraged” and “unemployed” because of Trump’s rise.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

“PJ O’Rourke join[s] Stephanie Ruhle to discuss what’s next for the people in Florence’s way and what the government will do to help them.”

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

“Full length interview with political commentator and author PJ O'Rourke, a lifelong republican who is certainly not a Trump fan.”

Saturday, March 18, 2017

P. J. O’Rourke argues, “The revolt against the elites targets all manner of preeminence—political elites, business elites, media elites, institutional elites, and, kind reader, you.”

Friday, February 3, 2017