Friday, September 14, 2007

Peace Kills

Genre: Nonfiction
Author:P. J. O'Rourke
I seldom have the time or the inclination to read much these days - I'm still plodding through my technical analysis books and my scuba diving text book - you know me totally hopeless when it comes to studying... or for that matter reading anything substantial, ie. anything more than one page that comes with photos of women.

So I got this book. Peace Kills: America's Fun New Imperialism. Its a satirical right of centre look at American foreign policy. And its hilarious. Here are some delightful quotes from the book:

"Americans hate foreign policy. Americans hate foreign policy because Americans hate foreigners. Americans hate foreigners because Americans are foreigners. We all come from foreign lands. America is not "globally conscious" or "multicultural." Americans didn't come to America to be Limey Poofters, Frog eaters, Bucket heads, Micks, Spicks, Sheenies or Wogs. If we'd wanted foreign entanglements, we would have stayed home. Or - in the case of those of us who were shipped to America against our will - we would have gone back. Events in Liberia and the type of American who lives in Paris tell us what to think of that."

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