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A Cry from the Far Middle
P.J. O’Rourke, Author and political satirist

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Time Zone: America/Chicago
Local Time: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

To get you ready for the political season, we bring you a welcome dose of humor from journalist, bestselling author and iconic humorist P. J. O’Rourke has been injecting humor into politics and American life since the 1960’s. Most often his target is politics, about which he says, “Ultimately, politics is about one person’s ability to force another person to do something.” O’Rourke’s newest collection of essays, subtitled “Dispatches from a Divided Land,” asks perplexed Americans “to take it down a notch” as we struggle with chaos, anger, and the prospect of our refrigerators conspiring with our Fitbits. Ambassador Jim Oberwetter leads our conversation with a man who was pronounced by the Wall Street Journal, “The funniest writer in America.”

New York Times bestselling author P. J. O’Rourke is editor in chief of American Consequences. From his beginnings “writing funny things” for underground newspapers in the 1960’s, O’Rourke spent 20 years reporting for Rolling Stone and the Atlantic Monthly. He has written 19 books on a wide range of subjects. O’Rourke is a contributing editor at The Weekly Standard, H. L. Mencken fellow at the Cato Institute and a regular panelist on NPR's Wait... Wait... Don't Tell Me.

In conversation with Ambassador James Oberwetter


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