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.

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O'Rourke photo by James Kegley

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