[PDF/EPUB] Peace Kills America's Fun New Imperialism by P.J. ORourke


REVIEW Peace Kills America's Fun New Imperialism

Peace Kills America's Fun New Imperialism

With his latest national best seller Peace Kills PJ O'Rourke casts his ever shrewd and mordant eye on America's latest adventures in warfare Imperialism has never been funTo unravel the mysteries of war O'Rourke first visits Kosovo Wherever there's injustice oppression and suffering America will show up six months later and bomb the country next to where it's happening He travels. P J O Rourke is a real bastard You know he is If you think about it it is undeniable Unfortunately he is one of those Irish bastards that will start feeding you whiskey and telling you fantastically true stories you laugh harder than you can remember then you wake up next to a toilet with a migraine a newly registered Republican That bastard

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To Israel at the outbreak of the intifada He flies to Egypt in the wake of the 911 terrorists' attacks and contemplates bygone lunacies Why are the people in the Middle East so crazy Here at the pyramids was an answer from the earliest days of civilization People have always been crazy He covers the demonstrations and the denunciations of war A moral compass needle needs a butt. I read PJ O Rourke s books for his first hand accounts of traveling throughout the world than for his politics This isn t my favorite of his books but it does include his reactions to the 911 attack on the Pentagon and the months immediately following it

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End Wherever direction France is pointing toward collaboration with Nazis accommodation with communists existentialism Jerry Lewis or a UN resolution veto we can go the other way with a uiet conscience Finally he arrives in Baghdad with the US Army and standing in one of Saddam's palaces decides If a reason for invading Ira was needed felony interior decorating would have suffice. Partly a travelogue and partly a means to poke funny light sarcasm at the erroneousness in the thinking and the unexpected results of the actions of the liberal elitesAs much as I agree with some of them the author jumps too easily from one idea to another and tries too much not to offend a dig at the right or left is immediately followed by a dig in the opposite directionBeing written for the Americans some of the references are lost to me especially because I read it this week instead of 14 years ago when I bought itIn the intervening years some of the story he treated so lightly Ira Afghanistan Egypt developed into great tragedies Kosovo is still the same mess and Israel still existsEasy reading witty but immediately forgettable and it is on its way to the charity shop


10 thoughts on “Peace Kills America's Fun New Imperialism

  1. says:

    P J O'Rourke is a real bastard You know he is If you think about it it is undeniable Unfortunately he is one of those Irish bastards that will start feeding you whiskey and telling you fantastically true stories you laugh harder than you can remember then you wake up next to a toilet with a migraine a newly registered Republican That bastard

  2. says:

    I'm grateful that I spent only 25 cents on this crap in the overstock section of the Lawrenceville library which is basically just a homeless shelter without any beds For years friends have recommended PJ O'Rourke and afte

  3. says:

    O'Rourke is one of my favorite writers He is a journalist who actually goes out and talks to people in depth reporting He has a knack for hilarious one liners He is conservative too but you can't have everything and anyway he is conse

  4. says:

    I had never read PJ O'Rourke before and being a weak willed liberal decided that I needed to read at least one collection of his essays This is it I would have to say that I did not find it very funny or very informativeThere are some good lines in it howeverDescribing shopping in Kuwait At a children's clothing store a toddler play outfit shirt jumper and gym shoes came to 140 worth of jam mop and chocolate mi

  5. says:

    This book sucks If only O'Rourke was as witty and important as he apparently thinks he is This is the problem with the writingpublishing industry people think they have something important to say and bam there goes a forest

  6. says:

    I read PJ O'Rourke's books for his first hand accounts of traveling throughout the world than for his politics This isn't my favorite

  7. says:

    I do enjoy O'Rourke's middle of the road conservative views ones I don't necessarily share Still It's the kind of reasonable stuff that would make for good debates not polarising rhetoric So while I by no means agree with everything

  8. says:

    Partly a travelogue and partly a means to poke funny light sarcasm at the erroneousness in the thinking and the unexpected results of the actions of the liberal elitesAs much as I agree with some of them the author jumps too easily from one

  9. says:

    It took me forever to finish this book mostly because I never figured out what point O’Rourke was trying to make I did appreciate some of his critiues of US imperialism though I often felt like he missed the mark

  10. says:

    Have always enjoyed O'Rourke's writing even though I don't usually agree with his political views His personal opinions are less evident here than in some other article and he seems rather a dispassionate observer with a wry sense of humor in most of these pieces Lots of very confusing scenes from war zones the world immediately post 911 an

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