All The Trouble In The World

By: P. J. O'ROURKE [signed]

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Attacking fashionable worries-- all those terrible problems that are constantly on our minds and in the news, but about which most of us have no real clue-- the bestselling author of Parliament of Whores crisscrosses the globe in search of answers to today's most vexing dilemmas. His subtitles to the chapters are excellent. Overpopulation: Just enough of me, way too much of you. He helps you realize it's not population density that's a problem, it's lack of freedom and rule of law. And people who claim to worry about overpopulation are really just disguising their racism. Famine: All guns, no butter. Somalia is the case study for how you can actually have a lot of food around and people will still starve due to political repression. It was so absurd it was sad. One of his colleagues said,"Men in skirts killing each other about matters of clan. People call it barbaric savagery, add bag pipes and a golf course, and they call it Scotland." Environment: The outdoors and how they got there. "Until very recently ordinary people spent most of their time outdoors-- farming, hunting, gathering nuts and berries, pillaging the countryside in armed bands. The more contact people actually have with nature, the less likely they are to "appreciate" it in a big mushy, ecumenical way. And the more likely they are to get chiggers." His description of the chiggers he got while visiting the rain forest is awesome. He stares into the face of disaster and points to the absurd human errors that causes them, and leaves the reader with some hope of a solution.

Title: All The Trouble In The World

Author Name: P. J. O'ROURKE [signed]

Categories: Humor,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1994

ISBN Number: 0394224248

ISBN Number 13: 9780394224244

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Size: 8vo - over 7¾

Seller ID: zp11

Keywords: humor satire politics