P.J. O’Rourke – American Satirist, Journalist and Author

December 16, 2013


This week on Point of Inquiry, Josh Zepps welcomes P.J. O’Rourke, humorist, cultural commentator and best selling author of sixteen books. An early proponent of “gonzo journalism” and is a self described libertarian, O’Rourke has served as editor-in-chief of National Lampoon, and has spent 20 years reporting for Rolling Stone and The Atlantic as the worlds only “trouble spot humorist” going to wars, riots, rebellions, and other “Holidays in Hell” in more than 40 countries. O’Rourke is the H.L. Mencken Research Fellow at the Cato Institute and a frequent panelist on National Public Radio’s game show Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!.

In this episode they discuss everythng from abortion and privacy, to the party following the fall of the Berlin Wall, to the looting of the Baghdad Museum. They are, however, able to steer clear of the dicey topic of free will.