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Give War a Chance: Eyewitness Accounts of Mankind's Struggle Against Tyranny, Injustice, and Alcohol-Free Beer By P.J. O'Rourke Laura Hammond Hough Give War a Chance Eyewitness Accounts of Mankind s Struggle Against Tyranny Injustice and Alcohol Free Beer In the spirit of his savagely funny and national best seller Parliament of Whores Give War a Chance is P J O Rourke s number one New York Times best selling follow up O Rourke runs hilariously amok b
  • Title: Give War a Chance: Eyewitness Accounts of Mankind's Struggle Against Tyranny, Injustice, and Alcohol-Free Beer
  • Author: P.J. O'Rourke Laura Hammond Hough
  • ISBN: 9780802140319
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Paperback
  • Give War a Chance: Eyewitness Accounts of Mankind's Struggle Against Tyranny, Injustice, and Alcohol-Free Beer By P.J. O'Rourke Laura Hammond Hough In the spirit of his savagely funny and national best seller Parliament of Whores, Give War a Chance is P J O Rourke s number one New York Times best selling follow up O Rourke runs hilariously amok by tackling the death of Communism, sanctimonious liberals, and America s perennial bad guy Saddam Hussein in a series of classic dispatches from his coverage of the 1991 GuIn the spirit of his savagely funny and national best seller Parliament of Whores, Give War a Chance is P J O Rourke s number one New York Times best selling follow up O Rourke runs hilariously amok by tackling the death of Communism, sanctimonious liberals, and America s perennial bad guy Saddam Hussein in a series of classic dispatches from his coverage of the 1991 Gulf War Here is our most mordant and unnervingly funny political satirist on Kuwait City after the Gulf War It looked like all the worst rock bands in the world had stayed there at the same time On Saddam Hussein, O Rourke muses He s got chemical weapons filled with chemicals Maybe he s got The Bomb And missiles that can reach Riyadh, Tel Aviv, Spokane Stock up on nonperishable foodstuffs Grab those Diet Coke cans you were supposed to take to the recycling center and fill them up with home heating oil Bury the Hummel figurines in the yard We re all going to die Details at eleven.
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    1. P.J. O'Rourke Laura Hammond Hough

      Patrick Jake P J O Rourke is an American political satirist, journalist, writer, and author O Rourke is the H L Mencken Research Fellow at the Cato Institute and is a regular correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, The American Spectator, and The Weekly Standard, and frequent panelist on National Public Radio s game show Wait Wait Don t Tell Me Since 2011 O Rourke has been a columnist at The Daily Beast In the United Kingdom, he is known as the face of a long running series of television advertisements for British Airways in the 1990s.He is the author of 20 books, of which his latest, The Baby Boom How It Got That Way And It Wasn t My Fault And I ll Never Do It Again , was released January 2014 This was preceded on September 21, 2010, by Don t Vote It Just Encourages the Bastards, and on September 1, 2009, Driving Like Crazy with a reprint edition published on May 11, 2010 According to a 60 Minutes profile, he is also the most quoted living man in The Penguin Dictionary of Modern Humorous Quotations.

    711 thoughts on “Give War a Chance: Eyewitness Accounts of Mankind's Struggle Against Tyranny, Injustice, and Alcohol-Free Beer”

    1. This guy is one of the funniest writers ever I enjoy it when he pops off with lines such as describing the blandness of Dr Ruth as ke fighting evil with room freshener I don t always agree with him on a lot of things but his writing style is such that I always learn something and I always end up laughing out loud.Great stuff


    2. PJ slays me I wish I had read this when it was first published, since its all a bit dated Still funny as hell.


    3. Interesting book but pretty outdated.P J O Rourke is always good for a laugh, though, regardless of the material.


    4. No one has ever had a fantasy about being tied to a bed and sexually ravished by someone dressed as a liberal No indeed Not even Casanova, the Maquis de Sade or Jane Fonda But I feel sorry for anyone who has ever had the same fantasy about a neo conservative Does P.J O Rourke dream of being tightly restrained and horse whipped by Paul Wolfowitz Like any decent thinking person, I don t agree with much of what P.J O Rourke writes But like any person who likes a decent laugh, I love reading him The [...]


    5. Give War a Chance Eyewitness Accounts of Mankind s Struggle Against Tyranny, Injustice, and Alcohol Free Beer is a collection of P.J O Rourke s various writings from the late 1980 s and early 1990 s If you grew up during the Reagan Years, you ll probably remember many of the stories in this collection from when they were current events especially various foreign affairs stories Iran Contra, e.g O Rourke also takes jabs at famous books from the era Lee Iacocca s autobiography, and a book penned b [...]


    6. More very funny stuff from PJ The first parts of the book deal with his experiences in Eastern Europe and Russia, incl prophetically his time in Georgia, after the fall of the Berlin Wall Very good stuff.Then it drags when he goes over to Kuwait during Desert Shield 1990 early 1991 Mostly because there was nothing going on, and the military prevented them from reporting on the nothing going on.Then he finishes strong with the aftermath of the crushing Iraqi defeat and their flight from Kuwait du [...]


    7. this book is worth a look i believe i speak for everyone in the room today when i say that we all wish to see the day that dictators and tyrants are no president ronald regan this is inh honor of the entire garrigan clan but especially theresa and john garrigan there parents mr and mrs garrigan who used to work at sunrise house and also john lawerence garrigans wife sarah garrigan and john s 2 sons micheal and jimmy garrigan smile world america loves you we just want you to shower often and pa [...]


    8. Yeah, I lean centre left like a lot of people who read PJ and like a lot of people I love his books His humour is difficult to resist and it probably says something that we centre lefty people laugh when we read about his travels and adventures I suspect he speaks to the dark moments we all have, frustration with venal politicians, political correctness, etc Still, he s funny, I read This book finds him returning to campus, hunting in Canada and investigating environmental screw ups in the forme [...]


    9. Hold onto your hats, we re in for a bumpy ride Some might find O Rourke a war mongering apologist for the military industrial machine of mega wealthy corporate USA This is one of the reasons I like him He wrote lot s of stuff for the Harvard Lampoon, until they became so politically correct they lost their sense of humour.The facts never get in the way of a good story The facts here have never been successfully refuted by lefty inclined mung bean sandal wearing peace lovers This is also funny.


    10. This was a fun book to read, which is odd for a book on war O Rourke describes, in his unique way, the first Gulf War and various other subjects.The review of the Jimmy and Roz Carter book, and the associated drinking game, are worth the price of the book Thankfully he takes the time to expose Carter for the numbskull he really is That is refreshing in a time when the mainstream media treat the second worst President of my lifetime like he is some foreign policy guruNUS he takes on the sham of a [...]


    11. If you are a bleeding heart, Al Gore, Oprah and Obama loving liberal, I don t recommend reading this book though I really wish you would And, just because I loved it, doesn t mean I m a Republican either I m not If you are sick of the left and right, I d highly recommend digging into the psyche of P.J O Rourke He may just change the way you vote in the next election Non party people unite We may still have a chance.


    12. Notwithstanding its, shall we say, insensitive title, it hard not to want to read a book written by one of the most quoted living men in the Dictionary of Modern Humorous Quotations So far I am finding this early nineties account to be a howlingly funny lesson in relatively recent history Although his is clearly a dyed in the wool conservative, no one in his sights, on the left, right, or middle road, is safe from his acerbic tongue lashings.


    13. 2.5 As seems to usually be the case, hit and miss, and seemingly on the miss end in this collection due to dialing up the bitter nastiness Ah, the proud neo Libertarian humor Man I hope he gets over the hard on he has for the Carters I mean, I grew up inside the Beltway during the Carter administration, and I ve never so much as heard of anybody with 10% the passion about them, much less solely of the ugly, mocking hatred variety.


    14. This is a collection of articles, many written for Rolling Stone magazine, mostly from 1989 1991 Many cover the first Gulf War It s like stepping back in time 25 years Saddam Hussein, the Soviet Union, Kuwait It s kind of eerie, reading about what happened before the mess we re in now At least O Rourke is amusing.


    15. O Rourke is hilarious, but while he s a great demolitions expert on generalized stupidity, he s as effective at coming up with workable solutions as a U.N task force on poverty He seems to have an, everyone and everything is stupid, except me and America, and I m not so sure about us outlook Honest sure, but this man needs Jesus.


    16. Whether you agree or disagree with P.J s views, you ll find his writing funny.These are opinions, rather than facts This is what the right wing in America has become not factual arguments, but pleading rants The worst of them rabble rouse and spread misinformation At least P.J does it with a wry smile and a flash of wit.


    17. A series of articles written by the worlds only funny republican written from strife torn parts of the world He says lots of things I don t agree with but the way he says them is brilliant Loved his coverage of the first gulf war and his article on Paraguay made me want to learn about the history of the country.Excellent.


    18. Funny If you have to choose read Parliament of Whores Funnier and thoughtful.Quotes Liberals have invented whole college majors psychology, sociology, women s studies to prove that nothing is anybody s fault Government isn t a philosophical concept, it s a utility, a service industry a way to get roads built and have Iraqis killed.


    19. The funniest old school Reagan Republican His writings and observations are interesting as much and they are humorous Some of this book is quite dated But the inside look at the embattled parts of the world at that time and how they really functioned is interesting.


    20. I would have given this four stars had I read it closer to when it was published The bits on the recently collapsed USSR were interesting, but the bulk of the Gulf War coverage was not as intriguing.


    21. I probably would have given this book 4 stars had I read it right after it was written in the early 90 s Having said that, it is still pretty damn funny.Books like these always remind me that history repeats itself.


    22. I know this book was written many years ago but I recently picked it up at a garage sale and I am glad I did It s part humorous romp and part history lesson I really enjoyed it and I plan to explore of PJ s books in future.


    23. Only ok, some parts were funny.Most of it I think I would have appreciated if I had lived through the events he is thrashing.Then again some parts were hilarious At least the last bits about the war were transferable I guess war doesn t change.


    24. This book had a lot of political humor and gave the unheard side of the story O rourke is foul and curses a lot, but his points are proven and he is a very smart guy This got me intrested in a lot of issues in the early mid 90 s


    25. i just picked it up as any other book to turn pages on bu tto my astonishment, i found it genuinely funny and the o rourke guy gets going against any one and everyone anywhere very humorous and conveys a meaning attached along suggested for all


    26. I was reading this book at a U.S Marine base in Iraq when a senior officer rushed over to me and began reciting passages from memory, cracking up as he did so Very few writers are that good One of the greatest collections of first person reportage of all time.


    27. II couldn t even finish it I like O Rourke He s an a , but a smart and funny a But this book just annoyed me no end I wanted to like it since I really liked Holidays in Hell Eventually I gave up on it.


    28. Any idea what a foot impelled bi directional transport asset is Read page 187 to discover what normal people as opposed to the U.S Army would call it An interesting look at the changing face of warfare and many of its inanities Don t know why we bother




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