Review: Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government

Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government
Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government by P.J. O’Rourke
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Written with all the eloquence of your curmudgeonly, get-off-my-lawn neighbor, the disdain and condescension directed toward the poor is almost enough to turn this libertarian into a Democrat. I generally agree with the sentiments, but the tone–even allowing for humor–was completely distasteful to me. Also, the chapter defending defense spending because otherwise that money would be wasted on something else is laughable, and not in the way the author intended. The last chapter was great, and almost bumped up to a 3-star rating, but then I remembered the gag reflex I had to fight during much of the book.

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