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Friend of Tortoise Exclusive

In conversation with P.J. O’Rourke on the state of the United States

In conversation with P.J. O’Rourke on the state of the United States

This event is exclusive to Friends of Tortoise

America’s 2020 has been a crazy year by any standards. It’s no wonder we’re all feeling somewhat angry and perplexed. But according to legendary American satirist P.J. O’Rourke, perplexed and angry is what America has always been. His new book, A Cry From The Far Middle, is an uproarious look at the current state of the United States. Featuring extensive coverage from the 2020 campaign trail, he considers – amongst many other things – the upside of being ‘woke’ (and unable to get back to sleep) and the ludicrously unsettling reality of the so-called Internet of Things, in which “your juicer is sending fake news to your FitBit about what’s in your refrigerator.”

He’s been described in The Sunday Times as “a conservative that liberals grudgingly admire” and was hailed by the New York Times Book Review for proving that “Starchy Republicanism is really, really fun.”

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James Harding
Co-founder and Editor