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Peace Kills by P.J. O'Rourke
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Feb 27, 2009

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O'Rourke offers his typically acid take on the world's various modern wars, but what's surprising is how sober his tone is at times. He proves here that he is not a gleeful humorist, but rather someone who is deeply troubled by human folly and who uses humor as a way of dealing with his outrage. What I loved most about this book was the first chapter, titled "Why Americans Hate Foreign Policy" - O'Rourke's game attempt to tie it all together with a whirlwind tour of the vagaries of 20th century war and diplomacy.

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