“Pick up O’Rourke’s Parliament of Whores, a riotously funny and perceptive indictment of America’s political system. You’ll stop reading only when you stop laughing. . . . Parliament of Whores may not spark a revolution, but it one of the few books on civic affairs worth reading from cover to cover.”Michael Riley, Time
Parliament of Whores
A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government
978-0-8021-3970-2 • $16.00 • Paperback • Feb. 2003
Called “an everyman’s guide to Washington” (The New York Times), P. J. O’Rourke’s savagely funny and national bestseller Parliament of Whores has become a classic in understanding the workings of the American political system. Originally written at the end of the Reagan era, this new edition includes an extensive foreword by the renowned political writer Andrew Fergusonshowing us that although the names and the players have changed, the game is still the same. Parliament of Whores is an exuberant, broken-field run through the ethical foibles, pork barrel flimflam, and bureaucratic bungling inside the Beltway that leaves no sacred cow unskewered and no politically correct sensitivities unscorched.