P.J. O’Rourke is America’s leading political satirist. Formerly the editor of the National Lampoon, he has written for such publications as Car and Driver, Automobile, American Spectator, Playboy, Esquire, Vanity Fair, House and Garden, The New Republic, The New York Times Book Review, Parade, Smart, Harper’s, and Rolling Stone. He is now a correspondent for the Atlantic.

O’Rourke’s books have been translated into a dozen languages and have been bestsellers worldwide. Three have been New York Times hardcover bestsellers: Parliament of Whores and Give War a Chance, both of which went to #1, and All the Trouble in the World. He is also the author of Eat the Rich, The CEO of the Sofa, and Peace Kills.

More from P.J. O'Rourke


My Reverse-Cyrano Moment Wooing the Supreme Court

The Daily Beast. March 30, 2014.

A Plague of ‘A’ Students

Weekly Standard. May 3, 2010.

We Blew It

Weekly Standard. November 11, 2008.

Public Filings

Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus

Legal Briefs. February 28, 2014.

Cato Reviews & Journals

The Problem Is Politics

Cato's Letter. Spring 2008.

The War of the We Against the Me

Regulation. Summer 2002.

The War of the “We” against the “Me”

Policy Report. July/August 2002.


The Baby Boom

January 22, 2014. Book Forum.

Cato Institute Policy Perspectives 2013

January 30, 2013. City Seminar.

Don’t Vote It Just Encourages the Bastards

November 3, 2010. Book Forum.