7. P.J. O'Rourke - American Wry Guy

Patrick Jake "P. J." O'Rourke is an American political satirist, journalist, and author of 20 books. Since the mid-1980’s, O'Rourke has applied his brand of humor to American politics and world affairs. Written from a libertarian perspective, his books, such as “Don't Vote! It just Encourages the Bastards!,” are packed with amusing witticisms about economics, socio-political issues, and the state. For example:

"If government were a product, selling it would be illegal. Government is a health hazard. Governments have killed many more people than cigarettes or unbuckled seat belts ever have."

"Are we disheartened by the breakup of the family? Nobody who ever met my family is."

"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."

"When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators."

"Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it."

In short, O'Rourke is a modern-day Wry Guy in the tradition of Mark Twain and H.L. Mencken, and we celebrate O'Rourke's wry hilarity with our Corruption Tee.

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