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How the hell did this happen? : the election of 2016

Author: P J O'Rourke
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Grove Atlantic hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"No comedian could have written the joke this election cycle has been. The punch line is too ridiculous (whoever the punch line is going to be). Or, as celebrated political satirist, journalist, and diehard Republican P.J. O'Rourke put it in his endorsement of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton: "America is experiencing the most severe outbreak of mass psychosis since the Salem witch trials of 1692." In his latest  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humor
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
O'Rourke, P.J.
How the hell did this happen?
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017009472
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P J O'Rourke
ISBN: 9780802126191 0802126197
OCLC Number: 951955683
Description: xiv, 216 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The campaign begins --
The abominable snowman --
The horror! The horror! --
A Huck so unlike Finn --
Always look on the bright side of life --
So much for that --
The last damn Republican presidential candidate debate I'll ever watch --
Say it ain't so, Joe --
A better way to choose a President, Part I --
The walking dead --
Time to pull the plug on Ben Carson's campaign --
In memoriam --
Our higgledy-piggledy primary system and how it higgles our pigs --
A halfhearted case for Marco Rubio --
The case against Marco Rubio --
Cruz control --
Fashion notes --
What they stand for, and can we stand it? Part I --
What they stand for, and can we stand it? Part II --
Paying for what we can't stand --
Another attempt at paying for what we can't stand --
What they stand for, and can we stand It? Part III --
Letter to myself in 1968 --
A better way to choose a President, Part II --
The last damn national political convention I'll ever watch --
The Democratic national political convention --
I endorse Hillary --
The nowhere leadership is headed to --
The campaign trail of sneers --
The revolt against the elites.
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Political satirist, journalist, and diehard Republican P.J. O'Rourke's humorous take on the 2016 presidential campaign season, written before Donald Trump was elected.  Read more...

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