A Cry from the Far Middle: Dispatches from a Divided Land

Featuring P.J. O'Rourke

As the left and right slide further apart, intrepid journalist P. J. O’Rourke has found himself with nowhere to go but the center. In his new book, A Cry from the Far Middle: Dispatches from a Divided Land, the man who has covered wars in the Middle East, Central America, the Balkans, and other places around the world is now confronting political battles at home. Amid a pandemic and civil unrest, O’Rourke wonders if American politics will be fundamentally changed. His answer is a funny‐​yet‐​sobering thought for the future: “I’m betting that human nature will triumph over challenge and adversity. And I don’t mean that in a good way.”

Please join our Executive Vice President David Boaz for a conversation with “America’s funniest writer” (Wall Street Journal) and Cato H. L. Mencken Research Fellow P. J. O’Rourke.