November 10, 1994 |
The only thing more unpleasant than a well-versed liberal is an intelligent conservative. In the case P.J. O'Rourke and "All the Trouble in the World" we have an intelligent conservative who's also effete, sartorially smug, in a state of perpetual preppiness and somewhere to the right of Judge Robert Bork, traveling to Haiti, Somalia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, what used to be Yugoslavia, what used to be Czechoslovakia and what used to be a pristine rain forest before he got there.
December 14, 2011
Holidays in Heck P.J. O'Rourke Atlantic Monthly Press: 288 pp., $23
January 24, 1991 |
Gulfbound: ABC Radio has hired Rolling Stone magazine reporter P.J. O'Rourke to cover the Persian Gulf War for its youth audience. O'Rourke's reports will be heard on ABC Radio's youth-oriented rock, FM and contemporary programming networks. He will report from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, the New York-based network announced. The correspondent will specialize in covering troops, ABC said.
November 25, 1988
It's pretty tiresome when someone defends his own little ethnic corner every time somebody says something they don't like. It seems to me absurd to denounce P. J. O'Rourke as a "racist" when he so obviously picks on everybody. I guess everybody thinks their own ethnic corner is flawless. If O'Rourke helps everyone to lighten up he's doing a great service. JOHN DEGATINA Studio City