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Satirist and Humorist P.J. O'Rourke
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Satirist and humorist P.J. O’Rourke is a funny guy from the political right. Acerbic. Edgy. A laugh-out-loud conservative.

In ancient days, he wrote for National Lampoon and Rolling Stone. Now he writes for the Weekly Standard.

In between came books including “Republican Party Reptile,” “Parliament of Whores” and “Give War a Chance.”

Now, P.J. O’Rourke is out with a book on a book, the O’Rourke take on Adam Smith’s towering classic “The Wealth of Nations.”

In 1776, when a young America was declaring independence, Adam Smith was drawing the “invisible hand” of the market. Now O’Rourke takes up the pen.

This hour On Point: P.J. O’Rourke on freedom, free markets, Paris Hilton and Adam Smith’s wealth of nations.

Guests:

P.J. O’Rourke, political satirist and author of “On the Wealth of Nations.”

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/vmunch1 Vincent Munch

    I am using the Wealth of Nations by Smith for an Economic Philosophy class at a local college. I happened upon Satirist O’Rourke and was surprised at his reference to PBS Bill Moyers saying that if daytime TV were hosted by Moyers, hopefully it would have a host with intelligence. I could not tell if he was praising Moyers or mocking him.

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