The Resource A cry from the far middle : dispatches from a divided land, P.J. O'Rourke, (electronic resource)

A cry from the far middle : dispatches from a divided land, P.J. O'Rourke, (electronic resource)

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A cry from the far middle : dispatches from a divided land
Title
A cry from the far middle
Title remainder
dispatches from a divided land
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P.J. O'Rourke
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eng
Summary
In a time of chaos, the #1 New York Times bestselling political humorist asks his fellow Americans to take it down a notch. Is there an upside to being woke (and unable to get back to sleep)? If we license dentists, why don't we license politicians? Is your juicer sending fake news to your FitBit about what's in your refrigerator? The legendary P.J. O'Rourke addresses these questions and more in this hilarious new collection of essays about our nation's propensity for anger and perplexity, which includes such gems as "An Inaugural Address I'd Like to Hear" (Ask not what your country can do for you, ask how I can get the hell out of here) and "Sympathy vs. Empathy," which contemplates whether it's better to hold people's hands or bust into their heads. Also included is a handy quiz to find out where you stand on the Coastals vs. Heartlanders spectrum. From the author of Parliament of Whores, None of My Business, and other modern classics, this is a smart look at the current state of these United States, and a plea to everyone to take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy a few good laughs
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O'Rourke, P. J
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973.93
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E912
LC item number
.O48 2020ab
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Read by L.J. Ganser
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Ganser, L. J.
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  • HUMOR / General
  • United States
  • United States
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A cry from the far middle : dispatches from a divided land, P.J. O'Rourke, (electronic resource)
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=372&titleId=5545807
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Contents
Pre-preface: As we go to press ... -- Preface: Manifesto for extreme moderation -- Introduction: O beautiful for ... Pilgrim feet? -- One nation-divided as hell -- Coastals vs. Heartlanders -- Goodbye to classical liberalism : "It's the end of the world!" -- Big fat politics -- But thank you anyway, partisan politicians -- Robin Hood arithmetic -- On the other hand ... : just give them the money -- It's time to make rich people : uncomfortable again -- Negative rights vs. Positive rights : it's positively confusing -- Sympathy vs. empathy : is it better to hold people's hands or bust into their heads? -- Patriotism vs. nationalism -- Big brother (and everybody else) is watching you : thoughts on rereading 1984 -- Whose bright idea was it to make sure : that every idiot in the world was in touch with every other idiot? -- A brief historical digression on how communication has devolved -- And while I'm ranting against the digital age, let me not forget to excoriate an aspect of social media that lacks even sociability ... On the fresh hell of the Internet of Things -- Lessons in fake news from two old masters of the form -- Woke to the sound of laughter -- Why kids r commies and never mind how the free market bankrupted that backwards r big box store that once held a greedy monopoly on selling toys -- Knowing write from left -- Educating my kids -- My own lousy education and how it may be of aid to the nation -- What we can learn from the sixties drug culture -- Can the government be run like a business? -- Two, four, six, eight, who do we appreciate ... The electoral college! -- Is a reasonable, sensible, moderate foreign policy even possible? -- The inaugural address I'd like to hear the president-whoever it may be-deliver -- My own personal fantasy league : presidential election -- A license to drive (me crazy) -- The founding fathers have some words with us -- What I like about U.(S.A.)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (05 hr., 05 min., 34 sec.))
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online
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9781696602266
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Z100167028
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(OCoLC)1199337976
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Label
A cry from the far middle : dispatches from a divided land, P.J. O'Rourke, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=372&titleId=5545807
Publication
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unknown
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online resource
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
Contents
Pre-preface: As we go to press ... -- Preface: Manifesto for extreme moderation -- Introduction: O beautiful for ... Pilgrim feet? -- One nation-divided as hell -- Coastals vs. Heartlanders -- Goodbye to classical liberalism : "It's the end of the world!" -- Big fat politics -- But thank you anyway, partisan politicians -- Robin Hood arithmetic -- On the other hand ... : just give them the money -- It's time to make rich people : uncomfortable again -- Negative rights vs. Positive rights : it's positively confusing -- Sympathy vs. empathy : is it better to hold people's hands or bust into their heads? -- Patriotism vs. nationalism -- Big brother (and everybody else) is watching you : thoughts on rereading 1984 -- Whose bright idea was it to make sure : that every idiot in the world was in touch with every other idiot? -- A brief historical digression on how communication has devolved -- And while I'm ranting against the digital age, let me not forget to excoriate an aspect of social media that lacks even sociability ... On the fresh hell of the Internet of Things -- Lessons in fake news from two old masters of the form -- Woke to the sound of laughter -- Why kids r commies and never mind how the free market bankrupted that backwards r big box store that once held a greedy monopoly on selling toys -- Knowing write from left -- Educating my kids -- My own lousy education and how it may be of aid to the nation -- What we can learn from the sixties drug culture -- Can the government be run like a business? -- Two, four, six, eight, who do we appreciate ... The electoral college! -- Is a reasonable, sensible, moderate foreign policy even possible? -- The inaugural address I'd like to hear the president-whoever it may be-deliver -- My own personal fantasy league : presidential election -- A license to drive (me crazy) -- The founding fathers have some words with us -- What I like about U.(S.A.)
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (05 hr., 05 min., 34 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781696602266
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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4b3c6a79-3587-4dc8-ae97-3f1b5690a6bf
Publisher number
Z100167028
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not applicable
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unknown
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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(OCoLC)1199337976
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