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Past Event

P.J. O’Rourke: A Cry from the Far Middle

Humorist P.J. O’Rourke says Americans have worked ourselves into a state of anger and perplexity, and it’s no surprise, because perplexed and angry is what America has always been about.

In his new book, A Cry from the Far Middle, O'Rourke touches on the frustrations of an internet-controlled world in which our refrigerators talk and our phones freeze. He debates the merits of sympathy versus empathy, and makes hilarious observations about the current political environment.

Come hear this master satirist's perspective on the absurdity of life.


This is a free event; we welcome donations made during registration to support the production of our online programming

Copies of O'Rourke's book, A Cry from the Far Middle, can be purchased during the registration process (for shipping to U.S. domestic addresses only)

This is an online-only program; pre-register to receive a link to the live stream

O'Rourke photo by James Kegley

September 30, 2020

United States

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P.J. O’Rourke
H.L. Mencken Research Fellow, Cato Institute; Author, A Cry from the Far Middle: Dispatches from a Divided Land
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In Conversation with Brian Watt
News Anchor, KQED

12:30–1:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) program