American Consequences - August 2017


P.J. O’Rourke comment: Dear Fellow PJ, quote away! That’s what we’re here for. But we always appreciate a link back to the original article and a link to the subscribe page. That way they can read us for themselves... and call us names if they like. Re: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? You say bubble. I say GREAT buyers’ market for good used cars! – PJ Wiltshire P.J. O’Rourke comment: Dear Yet Another PJ, Gosh, I hope you’re right! My 2009 Suburban just blew its front differential. And my daughter’s 2007 Volvo’s steering gear is making an ugh-ugh-ugh noise when she turns left. Re: Get Me a Quote on That The quote from Milton Friedman suggests capricious personalities “make da rules” at central banks, but he seemed himself to have a personality of a slug. Another obsession with eliminating the Fed in order to follow the PJ “get rich, stay rich” doctrine? – Bill Johnson P.J. O’Rourke comment: I had the honor of meeting Milton and Rose Friedman

Re: Welcome to American Consequences VERY glad to see you are writing again... a lot... I have been a fan since your National Lampoon days although I think your best work was for Rolling Stone. You sir, are an American Institution. Still writing on your IBM Selectric? – Stephen C. Tatum P.J. O’Rourke comment: Dear Mr. Tatum, I deeply appreciate your taste in journalism. And I agree with you about my work for Rolling Stone . Being a foreign correspondent (back before they cut your head off for it) was about as much fun as you can have with your clothes on. (Not that I always did keep my clothes on...) No, I finally gave up on my IBM Selectric. Had to – the last guy within 100 miles who knew how to repair one died. But I still think the best prose comes out of a Selectric. You had to think before you wrote or you’d be up all night retyping the article. What are the protocols for quoting brief passages in any published material in your magazine? I do not want to violate any copyright laws when using a passage from an article to refute a counterpoint to any argument that may arise over content. – PJ Clark

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