P. J. O'Rourke says we've worked ourselves into a state of anger
and perplexity, and it's no surprise because perplexed and angry
are what Americans have been since the Roanoke Colony got lost.
This astute and entertaining look at the state of these United
States includes essays on everything from our fraught history ("Oh
Beautiful for . . . Pilgrim Feet?") to the political effects of
social media, ("Whose Bright Idea Was It to Make Sure that Every
Idiot in the World Is in Touch with Every Other Idiot?"). A plan is
advanced to reform federal poverty programs, "Just Give Them the
Money." And a rant is made against the "Internet of Things" because
your juicer is sending fake news to your Fitbit about what's in
your refrigerator. Included is a quiz to determine whether you're a
"Coastal" or a "Heartlander" (you know organic, fair-traded,
locavore, and gluten-free, but do you know hay from straw?), an
impassioned plea to license politicians (we license beauticians!),
and much more. This is P. J. at his finest.
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