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American Spectator's Enemies List: A…

American Spectator's Enemies List: A Vigilant Journalist's Plea for a… (1996)

by P. J. O'Rourke

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My reaction to reading this book in 1996.

Reprints from The American Spectator in which, as an ironic joke, O’Rourke does what conservatives are always accused of – engages in McCarthyite tactics and draws up – with readers’ help – a modern enemies list. ( )
  RandyStafford | Jun 26, 2013 |
Another good and funny book by this author. ( )
  charlie68 | Jul 10, 2009 |
Might have been a great feature in American Spectator, but doesn't translate well to book form at all as it's essentially just list after list of "enemies" sent in by readers. ( )
  badgenome | Oct 6, 2007 |
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To my Grandmother Edna Olive Loy, who could never understand why people worried about communism when there were so many Democrats still to be jailed.
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Written with the same acerbic wit and infectious humor that has made P. J. O'Rourke one of the most popular political satirists of all time, The Enemies List will keep you howling and his enemies scowling. From Noam Chomsky to Yoko Ono, from Peter, Paul, and Mary (yes, they're still alive) to all the people who think quartz crystals cure herpes, from Ralph Nader to the entire country of Sweden, P. J. O'Rourke has created a roster of the most useless, politically disgraceful, and downright foolish people around. Although a rating system of S=Silly, VS=Very Silly, SML=Shirley MacLaine was ultimately cast aside, the distinguishing feature of the cluster of dunces presented here is silliness, not political subversion. The Enemies List began as an article in the American Spectator and, as readers contributed their own suggestions, quickly grew into a hilarious and slashing commentary on politicians and celebrities alike. Now they have been named, we just need to figure out what to do with them. "To say that P. J. O'Rourke is funny is like saying that the Rocky Mountains are scenic - accurate but insufficient." - Chicago Tribune

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