PJ O’Rourke’s death: Famous satirist and writer dies at 74


Renowned journalist, journalist and satirist PJ O’Rourke has died at the age of 74.

O’Rourke died Tuesday morning according to Morgan Entrekin, president and publisher of Grove Atlantic, which published O’Rourke’s books. Entrekin did not specify the cause, but said Related press that O’Rourke had been ill in recent months.

Based on New York TimesO’Rourke died at his home in Sharon, New Hampshire.

O’Rourke, from Toledo, Ohio, began as a student anti-war activist before becoming a conservative, reinterpreting the irreverence of the 1960s counterculture into a distinctive brand. of conservative and liberal commentary.

His career spanned the early years of National Lampoon to a short time 60 minutes, in which he represented conservatism in “Point/Counterpoint,” appearing regularly on NPR’s game show “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” He was also the head of the foreign affairs department at Rolling Stone.

His writing style suggests a cross between Hunter S Thompson’s hedonism and Tom Wolfe’s mockery of patriotism. His greatest disdain is often for government – not just a particular administrative agency, but government itself and what he calls “the silks of enjoyed spending”.

O’Rourke’s books include bestsellers Parliament of whores, give war a chance, None of my business, and A cry from the middle.

Entrekin said to Related press that O’Rourke worked with a holistic view of the United States, as seen from his home country: The History of Toledo, Ohio: From the Beginning to the End of the Universe.

In 2016, O’Rourke confirmed Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump in the US presidential election. I said New Chinese in 2020: “Politics is a matter of the least.

“She is the devil I know – she will be an Obama for eight more years, which we have endured. Donald Trump? I know people who know him. No one likes him. I just thought he was unstable… dangerous. I still do.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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