Book Review: Parliament Of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts To Explain The Entire U.S. Government by P. J. ORourke.
“ Parliament of Whores,” published 20 years ago and subtitled “A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government.” I'll never them both. A version of this article appears in print on November 18, on Page BR8 of the Sunday Book Review with the headline: By the Book: P. J. O'Rourke.
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Comedy consists of making fun of people. This, more than anything, opened my eyes to politics of a different stripe. The American voter is blindfolded and given a stick. What does that make you? I also remember that at time as I was living in a swing seat and there was an election coming up and I kept on receiving letters from both parties telling me that my vote did count, and that my vote could determine whether we retained, or got rid of, the current government. It is insulting, inflammatory, profane, and absolutely great reading. His conservative politics are on display here, however, and the reader's own ideology will determine just how "common" he finds O'Rourke's common sense.
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Very funny, though not as much as the earlier ones. While both sides tend to be the same and generally are only out to pamper themselves I tend to find that the conservatives are much more inflexible, and in that way, unless you agree with then, then you are misguided at best, or an enemy of the state at worst. When you looked at the Democrats you saw the scum off the top of politics. At this time in my life I was pretty cynical about government but in that generally uneducated type of way where we look at the politicians, think 'they really don't care about us' and label them all as jerks. God is an elderly or, at any rate, middle-aged male, a stern fellow, patriarchal rather than paternal and a great believer in rules and regulations. A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government.