Posted: August 29, 2014
This video is an interview with writer and political/societal curmudgeon P.J. O’Rourke. He is interviewed by a young woman at a conference in Houston and it is actually a very natural interview and refreshing to see him take the time to do an interview with a young person who seems a little nervous but still prepared. Some of the highlights are:
- Libertarians have an excess of reliance on logic and expect the political process to be
- Reason doesn’t explain everything.
- Conservatives accept the world as it is while Liberals want a different world.
- Politics needs to be less important in our world, not more.
- We need to MAKE DECISIONS about things. Our leaders are not leading because they
are NOT making decisions. They are postponing, evading, neglecting.
- Failure is essential to capitalism and we all need to have the freedom to fail.
- In capitalism, a bad idea goes away. In politics, it stays around forever.
The video is around ten minutes and in ten minutes we get to meet a man that has things to say, says them well, and makes us think about the world in a little different way.
We think we will buy his book.