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Encyclopedia > P.J. O'Rourke
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Patrick Jake O'Rourke (born November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining. Events 1851 - Herman Melvilles novel Moby-Dick is published in the U.S. by Harper & Brothers, New York - after it was first published on October 18, 1851... November 14, 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). Events January January 1 - British mines nationalized January 1 - Nigeria gains limited autonomy January 1 - The Canadian Citizenship Act went into effect January 3 - Proceedings of the U.S. Congress are televised for the first time... 1947) is an The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America¹, the States, or (archaically) Columbia — is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii... American political Satire is a literary technique of writing or art which principally ridicules its subject (individuals, organizations, states) often as an intended means of provoking or preventing change. In Celtic societies, it was thought a bards satire could have physical effects, similar to a curse. A satirist is one who... satirist, Journalism is a discipline of collecting, verifying, reporting and analyzing information gathered regarding current events, including trends, issues and people. Those who practice journalism are known as journalists. Journalism is sometimes called the first draft of history. Even though news articles are often written on deadline, they are usually edited... journalist, and Writing is the process of inscribing characters on a medium, with the intention of forming words and other larger language constructs. The instrument or instruments used for recording, and the medium on which the recording is done can be almost infinite, and can be done by any instrument capable of... writer. Born in Toledo, Ohio. Toledo is a city in Lucas County on the northern border of Ohio and the western end of Lake Erie. In the 2002 census, the city had a population of 309,106, which is down as from the 2000 census, in which the city had a total population... Toledo, Ohio, he was educated at For the University of Miami in Florida, see University of Miami Miami University is a public university founded in 1809. It is located in Oxford, Ohio (not in Florida) in the southwestern corner of the state (between Dayton and Cincinnati). The Miami in this schools name refers to the... Miami University (Ohio) and The Johns Hopkins University is an internationally prestigious private institution of higher learning located in Baltimore, Maryland. Johns Hopkins offers undergraduate and graduate programs based at the Homewood Campus in Baltimore: The Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts & Sciences and the G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering boast a... Johns Hopkins University.


He confesses that during his student days he was a left-leaning Hippies (singular hippie or sometimes hippy) were members of the 1960s counterculture movement who adopted a communal or nomadic lifestyle, renounced corporate nationalism and the Vietnam War, embraced aspects of Buddhism, Hinduism, and/or Native American religious culture, and were otherwise at odds with traditional middle class Western values. They... hippie, who in the 1970s - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE55Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE60Fixes.css; /**/ 1970s From Wikipedia Millennia: 1st millennium - 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium Events and trends Although in the United States and in many other Western societies the 1970s are often seen as a period of... 1970s underwent a A 19th century picture of Paul of Tarsus Paul of Tarsus (originally Saul of Tarsus) or Saint Paul the Apostle (fl. 1st century AD) is considered by many Christians to be the most important disciple of Jesus, and next to Jesus the most important figure in the development of Christianity... damascene conversion. He emerged as a political observer and humorist with definite This article deals with the libertarianism as defined in America and several other nations. For a discussion of the meaning of the term libertarian that is traditional in Europe, see libertarian socialism. For the use of the term libertarianism in the philosophy of free will see libertarianism (philosophy). Libertarian and... libertarian, sometimes Conservatism or political conservatism is any of several historically related political philosophies or political ideologies. There are also a number of Conservative political parties in various countries. All of these are primarily (though not necessarily exclusively) identified with the political right. While the intellectual roots of conservatism date back centuries... conservative, and decidedly anti- Usage of the word Liberal In the United States, the common meaning of liberal has evolved over time. In the 19th century it denoted classical liberalism. After World War II, it came to refer to left-of center (but anti-socialist and anti-communist) new liberalism. As McCarthyism and the... liberal viewpoints.


O'Rourke wrote articles for several publications before joining The National Lampoon began in 1970 as an offshoot of the Harvard Lampoon humor magazine. Its heyday was the 1970s, when the magazine regularly skewered pop culture, the counterculture and politics with recklessness. The magazine also spun off an off-Broadway hit (Lemmings), a series of popular record albums, a... National Lampoon in 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. Events January January 1 - United Kingdom, Ireland, and Denmark enter the European Economic Community, now known as the European Union. January 3 - Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) sells the New York Yankees for $10 million to a 12-person syndicate led by George... 1973, where he served as managing editor among other roles. Going freelance in 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday. Events January-February January - Sarawak Chamber found January 1 - Greece enters the EEC January 1 - Palau becomes self-governing January 4 - Sheffield police arrests Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper January 10 Townsville International Airport opens (aus) January 16 - Protestant gunmen shoot and... 1981, O'Rourke's pieces appeared in magazines such as Playboy is an adult entertainment magazine, or pornography magazine, founded in 1953 by Hugh Hefner, which has grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: PLA, PLA.A), reaching into every form of media. Playboy is one of the worlds best known brands. In addition to the flagship magazine in the... Playboy, Vanity Fair book cover Vanity Fair is also the name of a large-circulation American glamour magazine. See Vanity Fair magazine. It was also the name of a 1960s UK pop group recording on Page One Records. The novel Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero by William Makepeace Thackeray... Vanity Fair, Car and Driver is an American automotive enthusiast magazine. Its total circulation of 1.37 million, according to the Magazine Publishers of America, makes it the most-popular auto magazine in the United States. It is owned by Hachette Filipacchi Magazines. It was known as Sports Car Illustrated until the... Car and Driver, and This article is about the music magazine. For the rock band, see The Rolling Stones. Rolling Stone is a music and music industry magazine. Rolling Stone was founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner and music critic Ralph J. Gleason (Wenner is still editor and publisher). Beginning in... Rolling Stone. He later became the foreign-affairs desk chief at Rolling Stone, where he remained until 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. By strict interpretation of the Gregorian Calendar, 2001 is also the first year of the 21st century and the 3rd millenium. Popular culture, however, often views the year 2000 as holding this distinction. 2001 is also the year... 2001.


An early proponent of Gonzo Journalism is a journalistic style, most famously used by Hunter S. Thompson. The name was coined by Bill Cardoso. Central to Gonzo Journalism is the notion that journalism can be more truthful without strict observance of traditional rules of factual reportage. The best work in the genre is characterised... gonzo journalism, O'Rourke's nascent master-work in the genre was a National Lampoon article, appearing in March of 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. Events January January 1 - United States and the Peoples Republic of China establish diplomatic relations January 4 - State of Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to families of dead and injured in Kent State University shootings. January 7 - Vietnam and Vietnam... 1979, "How to Drive Fast on Drugs While Getting Your Wing-Wang Squeezed and Not Spill Your Drink." The article later appeared in his first book, Republican Party Reptile ( 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. Events Environmental change Varroa destructor, an invasive parasite is found in the US October 15 - Hurricane force winds cause extensive damage in southern England. January January 1 - Frobisher Bay, Northwest Territories, changes its name to Iqaluit. In 1999... 1987), which became a bestseller. As the book's title implies, O'Rourke espoused economic and geopolitical views that were notably In politics, right-wing, the political right, or simply the right, are terms which refer, with no particular precision, to the segment of the political spectrum in opposition to left-wing politics. It is usually, but not always, associated with conservatism. (See political spectrum and left-right politics for a... right-wing (rare among comedic writers of the day), yet his views on sex and drugs remained uncomfortably liberal for many of his conservative fellows.


O'Rourke can best be described as a libertarian (and has, in fact, sarcastically proposed two other American political parties: one to cater for those with his peculiar mixture of views, and another for those who hold the opposite mixture).


His other books are The Bachelor Home Companion (1987), Holidays in Hell ( 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. Events Environmental change Zebra mussels found in the Great lakes December 2 - Cyclone in Bangladesh leaves 5 million homeless - thousands dead December 7 - In Armenia an earthquake 6.9 on the Richter scale killed nearly 25.000... 1988), Modern Manners ( 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1990 in video gaming January January 3 - Former leader of Panama Manuel Noriega surrenders to American forces. January 7 - The Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public due to safety concerns. January 9 - Lt Gen... 1990), Parliament of Whores ( 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Events January January 2 - Sharon Pratt Dixon is sworn in as mayor of Washington, DC becoming the first black woman to lead a city of that size and importance. January 4 - The United Nations Security Council votes unanimously... 1991), Give War a Chance ( 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Events January January - The Internet Society is formed. January 1 Boutros Boutros-Ghali of Egypt replaces Javier Pérez de Cuéllar of Peru as United Nations Secretary-General George H. W. Bush becomes the first... 1992), All the Trouble in the World ( 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. Events January January 1 - North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect January 6 - Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the right leg by an assailant under orders from... 1994), Age and Guile Beat Youth, Innocence, and a Bad Haircut ( 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. It was the first year of the International Decade of the Worlds Indigenous People (1995- 2005): http://www.unesco.org/culture/indigenous/ Events January January 1 Austria, Finland and Sweden enter the European Union Fred West, accused... 1995), The American Spectator's Enemies List ( 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. Events Environmental change The invasive species Asian long-horned beetle is found in New York January 7 - One of the worst blizzards in American history hits eastern... 1996), Eat the Rich ( 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. Events Kosovo War Shooting in Littleton, Colorado, United States, leaves several high school students dead. Y2K preparation was a major event in 1999 both in... 1999), The CEO of the Sofa (2001), and Peace Kills: America's Fun New Imperialism ( 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. It was designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) Elections were held in 73 countries during 2004. See a list of elections... 2004) ISBN 0871139197.


Currently O'Rourke is the H. L. (Henry Louis) Mencken (September 12, 1880 - January 29, 1956) was a twentieth century journalist and social critic, a cynic and a freethinker, known as the Sage of Baltimore and the American Nietzsche. He is often regarded as one of the most influential American writers of the early 20th... H. L. Mencken Research Fellow of the The Cato Institute is a non-profit public policy research foundation (think tank) with strong libertarian leanings, headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is named after Catos Letters, a series of early 18th century British essays expounding the libertarian principles of John Locke. Collected and published in sets of... Cato Institute and is a regular correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly (also known as The Atlantic) is an American literary/cultural magazine that was founded in November 1857. A monthly publication, the magazine features articles in the fields of political science and foreign affairs, as well as book reviews and short stories. The Atlantic Monthly was the first... The Atlantic Monthly, and occasionally appears on NPR logo For other meanings of NPR see NPR (disambiguation) National Public Radio (NPR) is a private, not-for-profit corporation that sells programming to member radio stations; together they are a loosely organized public radio network in the United States. NPR was created in 1970, following the passage of... National Public Radio's radio game show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!.


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