By P. J. O'Rourke
Best-selling slapstick comedian P.J. O'Rourke is again along with his most modern political masterpiece, DON'T VOTE - It simply Encourages the Bastards. utilizing his signature wit and willing observational abilities, O'Rourke displays on his 40 yr occupation as a political commentator, spanning his addled hippie formative years to his present country of right-wing grouch adulthood. Proclaiming his political stance as to the precise of Rush Limbaugh, O'Rourke explores rules starting from why american citizens love freedom and the founding fathers' designated standpoint at the pursuit of happiness to the fashionable program of the invoice of Rights, a strange record of which americans are inordinately proud, that promises their rights to Twitter, kvetch, and stop the Pentagon from sending Marines to sleep on fold-out couches. faraway from the common highschool textbook's survey of usa background, DON'T VOTE takes a hysterically sharp examine probably the most very important concerns american citizens face at the present time.
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