Issue 10 | The Liberty ManifestoBy P.J. O’Rourke
Published Dec. 14, 2004 9:00 p.m.
About P.J. O’Rourke | In the early 1970s, P.J. joined The National Lampoon where he became the editor-in-chief and created, with Doug Kenney, the now classic 1964 High School Yearbook Parody. In the 1980s, he decided the real world was funnier than anything National Lampoonʼs writers could invent, so he became a roving reporter covering crises and conﬂicts around the world. P.J. OʼRourke is the best-selling author of ten books. He has written for such diverse publications as Automobile, The Weekly Standard, House and Garden, Foreign Policy, The New York Times Book Review, Forbes FYI and Rolling Stone, and is currently a regular correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly. P.J. is known as a hard-bitten, cigar-smoking conservative (making him unique among contemporary humorists). But, in fact, he bashes all political persuasions. As he puts it, “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.”