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Having unraveled the mysteries of Washington in his classic best-seller Parliament of Whores and the mysteries of economics in Eat the Rich, one of our shrewdest and most mordant foreign correspondents now turns his attention to what is these days the ultimate mystery ? America's foreign policy.Although he has written about foreigners and foreign affairs for years, P.J. O?Rourke has, like most Americans, never really thought about foreign policy. Just as a dog owner doesn?t have a ?dog policy, ? says P.J., ?we feed foreigners, take care of them, give them treats, and when absolutely necessary, whack them with a rolled up newspaper.? But in Peace Kills, P.J. finally sets out to make sense of America's ?Great Game? (no, not the slot machines in Vegas). He visits countries on the brink of conflict, in the grips of it, and still reeling from it, starting with Kosovo, where he discovers that ?whenever there's injustice, oppression, and suffering, America will show up six months late and bomb the country next to where it's happening.? From there, it's on to Egypt, Israel, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Iraq, where P.J. witnesses both the start and finish of hostilities. P.J. also examines the effect of war and peace on the home front ? from the absurd hassles of airport security to the hideous specter of anthrax (luckily the only threats in his mail are from credit card companies).Peace Kills is P.J. O?Rourke at his most incisive and relevant ? an eye-opening look at a world much changed since he declared in his number-one national best-seller Give War a Chance that the most troubling aspect of war is sometimes peace itself.

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In his classic bestsellers, O'Rourke has reported from the front lines of world history, braving the bad traffic, weak drinks, and less-than-stellar golfing of countless hot spots of war, poverty, and repression. Now with his latest collection, "Peace Kills," he casts his ever-shrewd and mordant eye on America's latest adventures in warfare. Unabridged. 5 CDs.

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9781593557157
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Hill, Dick
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Brilliance Audio
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Hill, Dick
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Hill, Dick
Author:
O'Rourke, P. J.
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Humorous
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Topic - Political
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International Relations - General
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United States - 21st Century
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Government - U.S. Government
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Politics-Political Science
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Library
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
Compact Disc
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.54x6.70x1.01 in. .50 lbs.
Media Run Time:
480

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"Synopsis" by , In his classic bestsellers, O'Rourke has reported from the front lines of world history, braving the bad traffic, weak drinks, and less-than-stellar golfing of countless hot spots of war, poverty, and repression. Now with his latest collection, "Peace Kills," he casts his ever-shrewd and mordant eye on America's latest adventures in warfare. Unabridged. 5 CDs.
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