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All the Trouble in the World

The Lighter Side of Overpopulation, Famine, Ecological Disaster, Ethnic Hatred, Plague, and Poverty

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This edition was published in by Atlantic Monthly Press

Written in English

340 pages

Best-selling political humorist P.J. O’Rourke tackles the “fashionable worries”—the enormous global problems that are endlessly in the news and constantly on our minds but about which we mostly don’t have a clue, including overpopulation, famine, ecological disaster, ethnic hatred, plague, and poverty. He visits Bangladesh and Fremont, California. The two places have the same number of people per square mile, so how come George Harrison never held a concert to benefit suburban Californians? O’Rourke goes to Somalia and discovers that there’s plenty of food, you just have to be armed to get it. He travels to the Earth Summit and lets the hot air out of global warming theorists. He tours the old Communist bloc to ponder why, if government regulation is the answer to pollution, the most government-regulated countries were the most polluted. From angry chiggers in the jungles of Peru to irate coeds in Ohio, All the Trouble in the World is P.J. at his absolute best—with seriously hilarious takes on the issues that shape our contemporary world and plenty of swipes at the hilariously serious people who pontificate about them.

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All the trouble in the world

First published in 1994



First Sentence

"This is a moment of hope in history."

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Best-selling political humorist P.J. O’Rourke tackles the “fashionable worries”—the enormous global problems that are endlessly in the news and constantly on our minds but about which we mostly don’t have a clue, including overpopulation, famine, ecological disaster, ethnic hatred, plague, and poverty. He visits Bangladesh and Fremont, California. The two places have the same number of people per square mile, so how come George Harrison never held a concert to benefit suburban Californians? O’Rourke goes to Somalia and discovers that there’s plenty of food, you just have to be armed to get it. He travels to the Earth Summit and lets the hot air out of global warming theorists. He tours the old Communist bloc to ponder why, if government regulation is the answer to pollution, the most government-regulated countries were the most polluted. From angry chiggers in the jungles of Peru to irate coeds in Ohio, All the Trouble in the World is P.J. at his absolute best—with seriously hilarious takes on the issues that shape our contemporary world and plenty of swipes at the hilariously serious people who pontificate about them.

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Dewey 320.0207

All the Trouble in the World

The Lighter Side of Overpopulation, Famine, Ecological Disaster, Ethnic Hatred, Plague, and Poverty

This edition was published in by Atlantic Monthly Press


First Sentence

"This is a moment of hope in history."

Classifications

Library of Congress
PN6162.O73 1994

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
340
Dimensions
8.8 x 5.9 x 1 inches
Weight
1.1 pounds

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OL8346509M
Internet Archive
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ISBN 10
0871136112
ISBN 13
9780871136114
Library Thing
63178
Goodreads
44788

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