P.J. O’Rourke, who died on February 15 at the age of 74, will forever be remembered as one of the best anti-woke warriors in American history.
“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys,” O’Rourke said in his 1991 bestseller Parliament of Whores.
O’Rourke was born in Toledo, Ohio before moving to New York City to become a freelancer. Then, in 1973, he became editor-in-chief of The National Lampoon, a magazine that at least at that time was on the cutting edge of humor.
Today, every conservative and libertarian knows that the dominant projectors in America like the media and universities were really just fronts for liberal propaganda, but O’Rourke was one of the first people to point that out to the general public.
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