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Peace Kills: America's Fun New Imperialism

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by P. J. O'Rourke

O'Rourke has made a career out of telling people off. As a foreign correspondent for theAtlantic MonthlyandRolling Stone,he has demonstrated a flair for sarcasm and an aptitude for making people laugh. In his 11th book, however, this provocateur par … see full wiki

Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
2 reviews about Peace Kills: America's Fun New Imperialism
review by . January 21, 2005
I own, or have at least read, nearly every book PJ O'Rourke has published, up to and including the original American Spectator "Enemies List." So it was disappointing to read "The CEO of the Sofa," which I considered a failed, if admirable, experiment. "Peace Kills," however, is much closer to the classic PJ his fans know and love, and a worthy successor to "Holidays in Hell" and "All the Trouble in the World."    Over the years, PJ's writing has come to rely less on the wisecrack …
review by . August 23, 2004
P. J. O' Rourke as a "serious" essayist, confronting the crucial problems of our day? Yes. And he's good at it.     Earlier O' Rourke work has caused some dissension in my household because I woke my darling from her sleep with my laughter. Not this time. There aren't many laughs in this work and the few that exist are not side-splitters. His essay on Iwo Jima is a must-read.     This is simply not what we have come to expect from O' Rourke. I don't know if …
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