A Cry From The Far Middle: Dispatches From A Divided Land
  • A Cry From The Far Middle: Dispatches From A Divided Land
  • A Cry From The Far Middle: Dispatches From A Divided Land
  • A Cry From The Far Middle: Dispatches From A Divided Land
  • A Cry From The Far Middle: Dispatches From A Divided Land
ISBN: 0802157734
EAN13: 9780802157737
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 15, 2020
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.25" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

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   A spoonful of sugar. . .
Or, in this case, a big helping of humor gets the message across. We lost one of the greatest when Mr. O 'Rourke moved to the great beyond. This compilation of his work is both pleasant and reassuring -- and I can 't help but laugh aloud at times. Because I am politically conservative, I especially enjoy Mr. O'Rourke's perspectives, but even those who are not able to enjoy his good-natured and self-deprecating observations of the inane and insane machinations of American politics.
 
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   Not my bag
I made it just over halfway before I threw it in the towel. Though the title indicates that the author will point out the ridiculousness, absurdity and fanaticism of the American political ends of the extreme spectrum, his dry wit is aimed squarely at Progressive Progressive generations ''. It comes off like a curmudgeonly and completely out of touch with how American liberalism has progressed and left him behind. It turns out that the reason why he is in the middle is because his brand of liberalism failed to progress as ideas in technology, social responsibility and environmental consciousness moved beyond him. It would be one thing if his criticisms were based in understanding, but are expressed more from a place of being uninterested in understanding. I am not interested in wasting more time on this one.
 
4
   Typical PJ O'Rourke
He has written again about some uncomfortable truths about current events. He claims to be a conservative, but I think he is more libertarian than that, although he still seems to believe that man is responsible for global warming. I have rated this to four stars because it is just a compilation of his columns, not fresh material. Very lax.
 
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   Funniest Book I've Ever Read
I found it so funny that I ordered all his other books! I am a moral conservative and a fiscal liberal. The author asserts himself to be quasi-libertarian, but his insight into the incongruities and inanities of our political processes is incisive and funny. Sometimes uproariously '' I laughed my way through it! I just finished his book, What the Hell Happened About the 2016 election, and am again laughing out loud through it. If you are someone who is able to laugh at some of the absurdities of life, I HIGHLY recommend this book! So glad that I came across this author!
 
5
   Chuckles and Giggles
There were times when I had to chuckle and giggle at O 'Rourkes's insight into history and current politics just. He has made some outrageous takes on politicians. Really, I am often flabbergasted by the connections he makes between history and current events. This is a must read book. There are times when I think that O'Rourke must be the most intelligent man on the planet.
 
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   A collection of past articles.
Together, these articles paint a pretty dismal picture of the depth of despair, the U.S. has fallen. Wish it were not so, but the author makes a pretty tight and humorous case for the problems, but unfortunately the solutions are left to others to provide. In all, a good read is had.
 
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   Some very good wheat, but way too much chaff
My take-people who flood you with jokes are not funny. I guess his overall point is that we should all try to get along? He wisely recognizes that a family that is raising children is like a communist society. He points out that is why kids grow up to be communists and then learn. He should also realize that giving tenure and exorbitant pensions and overpaying all civil servants is the same principle, hence our overwhelmingly spoiled deep state. Like the rest of us adults, they too need to be treated and learn and grow up. Does he not understand the importance of unanimous respect for the rule of law? He is full of criticisms of the situation in the USA today, but there is not even a mention of our recently armed FBI! His news - silo is maybe silent on these facts.
 
5
   Classic PJ
You'll laugh at most of the inanity that covers the author during this administration, when you are not crying that this is how our nation devolved. The author is always spot-on in his reading of writing on the current political climate.
 
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