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    How the Hell Did This Happen?

    P.J. O’Rourke talked about his book How the Hell Did This Happen?: The Election of 2016, in which he reflects on the 2016 election.

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    Open Phones with P.J. O'Rourke

    P.J. O’Rourke talked about his book Thrown Under the Omnibus: A Reader, in which he recalls his writing career. He also responded to viewer comments and questions.

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    Thrown Under the Omnibus

    P.J. O’Rourke talked about his book Thrown Under the Omnibus: A Reader, in which he recalls his writing career. He spoke with Morgan Entrekin.

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    The Dadly Virtues

    Jonathan Last, author of The Dadly Virtues: Adventures from the Worst Job You’ll Ever Love, and five contributors to the book, talked about the lessons they’ve learned from fatherhood and the…

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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…

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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…

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    The Baby Boom

    P.J. O’Rourke talked about his book, The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way...And It Wasn’t My Fault...And I’ll Never Do It Again, in which he chronicles the accomplishments and failures of the Baby Boom Generation.…

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    Author on Eat the Rich

    Mr. O’Rourke discussed his book Eat the Rich and the fascination Americans have with love, death, and money.

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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…

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    Driving Like Crazy

    Satirist P.J. O’Rourke talked about his book Driving Like Crazy: Thirty Years of Vehicular Hell-Bending, Celebrating America the Way It’s Supposed to Be -- With an Oil Well in Every Backyard, a Cadillac Escalade in…

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    In Depth with P.J. O'Rourke

    Author P.J. O’Rourke was interviewed about his life, his career, and his writing. He responded to viewer telephone calls and electronic mail. A video clip was shown of Christopher Hitchens commenting on Mr.…

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    BookTV In Depth Vignettes

    In Depth focused on the lives and writings of numerous authors. Authors included Shelby Foote, Ray Kurzweil, Taylor Branch, John Hope Franklin, David Lewis, Shelby Steele, Harold Holzer, Nell…

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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…

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    Peace Kills: America's Fun New Imperialism

    Mr. O’Rourke discussed his book Peace Kills: America’s Fun New Imperialism, published by the Atlantic Monthly Press. In his eleventh book, a collection of essays, Mr. O’Rourke examines American…

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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…

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    The Skeptic: A Life of H. L. Mencken

    Terry Teachout talked about this biography The Skeptic: A Life of H. L. Mencken, published by Harper Collins. The book is a biography of the late American journalist and author and chronicles his life…

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    Funniest Celebrity in Washington Contest

    This annual charity event featured comedy routines by Washington notables Senator Tom Daschle, former Secretary Dan Glickman, Cal Thomas, P.J. O’Rourke, Arianna Huffington, Judlyne Lilly, James Rosen and…

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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…

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    Writings of H.L. Mencken

    Guests examined the life and career of journalist H. L. Mencken. He became a reporter for the Baltimore Morning Herald and later joined the Baltimore Sun. He eventually became one of the…

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    Author Interview

    Mr. O’Rourke talked about the author H.L. Mencken and his writing. O’Rourke was the Cato Institute’s first Mencken Scholar.

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