“The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop.”
P. J. O’Rourke has been delighting readers and audiences for years with his razor-sharp one-liners and biting political commentary. With more than a million words under his byline and more citations in The Penguin Dictionary of Humorous Quotations than any other living writer, O’Rourke has established himself as America’s premiere political satirist. His writing touches on subjects as varied as foreign policy, government waste, car racing, and marriage.
His latest book, On The Wealth of Nations, gives a modern day twist to Adam Smith’s classic The Wealth of Nations. As O’Rourke puts it, he read The Wealth of Nations “so you don't have to.”
O’Rourke is the author of numerous books, including the #1 New York Times best-sellers Parliament of Whores and Give War a Chance. He is a regular contributor to Atlantic Monthly, American Spectator, and The Weekly Standard. He is the former foreign affairs desk chief for Rolling Stone and is currently an H. L. Mencken Research Fellow at the Cato Institute.
Please join us as O’Rourke discusses On The Wealth of Nations over laughs and lunch.