A Cry from the Far Middle: Dispatches from a Divided Land

A Cry from the Far Middle: Dispatches from a Divided Land by P.J. ORourke 0802157734 9780802157737
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Observations on the present political moment, and the discord that defines it, from the best man for the job: bestselling author and acclaimed satirist P.J. ORourke

P. J. ORourke says weve worked ourselves into a state of anger and perplexity, and its no surprise because perplexed and angry are what Americans have been since the Roanoke Colony got lost. This astute and entertaining look at the state of these United States includes essays on everything from our fraught history ("Oh Beautiful for . . . Pilgrim Feet?") to the political effects of social media, ("Whose Bright Idea Was It to Make Sure that Every Idiot in the World Is in Touch with Every Other Idiot?"). A plan is advanced to reform federal poverty programs, "Just Give Them the Money." And a rant is made against the "Internet of Things" because your juicer is sending fake news to your Fitbit about whats in your refrigerator.

Included is a quiz to determine whether youre a "Coastal" or a "Heartlander" (you know organic, fair-traded, locavore, and gluten-free, but do you know hay from straw?), an impassioned plea to license politicians (we license beauticians!), and much more. This is P. J. at his finest.

Author: P.J. ORourke

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 320

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

Publication Date: 2020-09-15


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