Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government by P. J. O'Rourke
Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government by P. J. O'Rourke. Time for some more nostalgia. I first read this back in high school. O'Rourke puts his own spin on a civics textbook about the US government covering everything from the Supreme Court to special interests. Unfortunately it's more angry than funny. Unlike Holidays in Hell where I had the impression that he was doing it for the laughs in "Parliament" he's trying to make a point. Unfortunately this leads him into strange statements like that government insurance for savings accounts is a bad thing. Wonder if he still believes that. This was published back in 1990. Bush Sr. is pretrade as not that bright. Some of the names will be familiar to followers of current US politics like John McCain and Joe Biden.