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  • emThe Seven Deadly Virtuesem
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    The Seven Deadly Virtues

    Jonathan Last talked about the book he edited, The Seven Deadly Virtues: 18 Conservative Writers on Why the Virtuous Life is Funny as Hell, in which he brought together 18 conservative writers to…

  • Panel Discussion on Big Government
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    Panel Discussion on Big Government

    Authors P.J. O’Rourke, Charles Murray, and John Allison, talked about the growth of the federal government. “Who Will Save Us from Big Government” was a panel at FreedomFest, an annual…

  • emDont Vote It Just Encourages the Bastardsem
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    Don't Vote It Just Encourages the Bastards

    Political satirist P.J. O’Rourke presents his thoughts on the current state of politics in America. The author questions the government’s fiscal discipline and weighs in on numerous other…

  • emThe Weekly Standard  A Reader 19952005em
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    The Weekly Standard: A Reader, 1995-2005

    Weekly Standard editors and contributors talked about the magazine’s influence since its founding in 1995. They also commented on topics such as the war in Iraq, the political fallout from Hurricane Katrina, and the…

  • BookExpo Book and Author Luncheon
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    BookExpo Book and Author Luncheon

    A panel of authors talked about their books, as well as current events and other issues. Mr. Lamb moderated the discussion. Among the topics addressed were the role of religion in politics, the impact of the…

  • 25th Anniversary Dinner
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    25th Anniversary Dinner

    Several dignitaries spoke at the Cato Institute’s 25th anniversary celebration and the libertarian goals and ideals of the organization. The Milton Friedman liberty award was given to…

  • News Review
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    News Review

    Mr. O’Rourke talked about his experiences writing for the magazine Rolling Stone, as well as other current events and newspaper headlines. He also responded to audience calls, faxes, and…

  • emEat the Richem
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    Eat the Rich

    Mr. O’Rourke discussed his book Eat the Rich: A Treatise on Economics, published by Publishers' Group West. The book humorously examines the economies of less successful nations such as…

  • Events in the News
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    Events in the News

    The guests discussed their work as writers for Rolling Stone magazine. Much of the discussion focused on “Generation X” and the types of news they use and the corresponding importance of…

  • Robert Novak Roast
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    Robert Novak Roast

    Participants spoke about the life and times of Robert Novak and his tenure as a Washington political pundit. Following Novak’s address, Mr. O’Rourke gave the final speech of the evening…

  • Celebrate Building the Conservative Culture
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    Celebrate Building the Conservative Culture

    Several conservative government officials spoke at the 25th anniversary gala for the American Spectator magazine. The speakers came to the podium one by one to salute the ideals of American…