Chestertonian Essay by P.J. O’Rourke

This past Saturday I read a terrific essay by P.J. O’Rourke in (of all places) The Wall Street Journal. I think the whole tone of the piece is veddy, veddy Chestertonian: it wanders through history and literature, veers  through science and romance, shows us who we are, simultaneously praising and criticizing. I figure everyone here will appreciate it.


One thought on “Chestertonian Essay by P.J. O’Rourke

  1. Very Chestertonesque. Quite a “ride” through history and Americana. I have enjoyed P. J. O’Rourke’s writing for quite a while, going back to the “National Lampoon” days. Most recently I read his book “On The Wealth of Nations” which was a fine excursion through Adam Smith’s thinking. Very lucid and laced througout with humor and wit, without it detracting from the consideration of Smith’s points. I also read his book which had in the title something about “a lone humorist explains the U. S. government” . It was a fine “civics” lesson.

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