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

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Called "an everyman's guide to Washington" ("The New York Times"), O'Rourke's savagely funny and national bestseller "Parliament of Whores" has become a classic in understanding the workings of the American political system. Written at the end of the Reagan era, this new edition includes an extensive Foreword by political writer Andrew Ferguson.

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Called "an everyman's guide to Washington" (The New York Times), P. J. O'Rourke's savagely funny and national best-seller Parliament of Whores has become a classic in understanding the workings of the American political system. Originally written at the end of the Reagan era, this new edition includes an extensive foreword by the renowned political writer Andrew Ferguson — showing us that although the names and the players have changed, the game is still the same. Parliament of Whores is an exuberant, broken-field run through the ethical foibles, pork-barrel flimflam, and bureaucratic bullrorfle inside the Beltway that leaves no sacred cow unskewered and no politically correct sensitivities unscorched. "Highly pungent and wickedly accurate observations ... [from a] boisterous, pedal-to-the-floor humorist." — The New York Times Book Review "Outrageous ... It is insulting, inflammatory, profane, and absolutely great reading." — The Washington Post Book World "A gonzo civics book ... O'Rourke is like a trophy hunter let loose in an unguarded zoo." — Chicago Tribune

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802139702
Foreword:
Ferguson, Andrew
Author:
Ferguson, Andrew
Foreword by:
Ferguson, Andrew
Foreword:
Ferguson, Andrew
Author:
O'Rourke, P. J.
Author:
Ferguson, Andrew
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Practical Politics
Subject:
Civics
Subject:
Topic - Political
Subject:
Politics, practical
Subject:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics
Subject:
Political Process - General
Subject:
Civics & Citizenship
Subject:
Politics, Practical -- United States -- Humor.
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Humor-Politics and Business
Edition Number:
1st Grove Press ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
O'Rourke, P. J.
Series Volume:
no. 164
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 8.5 oz

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Called "an everyman's guide to Washington" (The New York Times), P. J. O'Rourke's savagely funny and national best-seller Parliament of Whores has become a classic in understanding the workings of the American political system. Originally written at the end of the Reagan era, this new edition includes an extensive foreword by the renowned political writer Andrew Ferguson — showing us that although the names and the players have changed, the game is still the same. Parliament of Whores is an exuberant, broken-field run through the ethical foibles, pork-barrel flimflam, and bureaucratic bullrorfle inside the Beltway that leaves no sacred cow unskewered and no politically correct sensitivities unscorched. "Highly pungent and wickedly accurate observations ... [from a] boisterous, pedal-to-the-floor humorist." — The New York Times Book Review "Outrageous ... It is insulting, inflammatory, profane, and absolutely great reading." — The Washington Post Book World "A gonzo civics book ... O'Rourke is like a trophy hunter let loose in an unguarded zoo." — Chicago Tribune
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