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2017: Gold Decadence

2017: Gold Decadence

While the Ramallah catwalks are embracing the recycled look with duds made from old newspapers...

Memory Lane Monday: Lagerfeld on Merkel

Memory Lane Monday: Lagerfeld on Merkel

The Outraged Class has forgotten about Donna Karan’s tips on risqué fashion, in favor of putting...

Genius Idea: Cancel Gone With the Wind

Genius Idea: Cancel Gone With the Wind

Since our PD Book Club pick for the this month is To Kill a Mocking Bird, our staff felt that we...

EU: Greek Yogurt Can Only Be Greek

EU: Greek Yogurt Can Only Be Greek

In the off chance you were lamenting last year’s Brexit Vote, just know that Britain’s leaving in...

With Love From Bulgaria

With Love From Bulgaria

Sure, Zimbabwe’s in the middle of a military coup-non-coup, but have you checked your mail...

June’s Book: All the Trouble in the World

Truth.As available in audiobook form.Our staff promised you the perfect beach read for June and don’t worry, we didn’t welch on that.

P.J. O’Rourke’s All the Trouble in the World: The Lighter Side of Overpopulation, Famine, Ecological Disaster, Ethnic Hatred, Plague, and Poverty has a lot to offer.

You might be thinking, “Oh great. Famine and plague are in the title, another uplifting pick from the PD Book Club,” but give us some credit, it isn’t nearly as depressing as it sounds.

Memory Lane Monday: Bernie’s Man---and Woman

Free to a point.The socialist sweat machine.In order to prevent a Jeb Bush, “I could drop my pants, moon the whole crowd. Everybody would be aghast, except the press guys would never notice,” moment from Bernie Sanders’ for this week’s Memory Lane Monday we will go back to his 1972 Vermont Freeman article Man---and Woman.

May’s Book: The New Totalitarians

The Brave New World.The history of a doomed State.Are you ready for a completely obscure (even for us) PD Book Club pick for May? Okay, we warned you.

April’s Book: The Aquariums of Pyongyang

Published in 2005.We promise to bring you a happier title for May.Our PD Book Club has covered the depravity of tyranny seen through the eyes of a child a few times already with First They Killed My Father and Escape From Camp 14, but with Rodong Sinmun recently writing about citizens of the DPRK needing to prepare to, “Chew the roots of plants,” we feel that it would be a disservice to our PDers to not recommend Kang Chol-Hwan’s autobiography, The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag.

March’s Book: The Tyranny of Silence

Twitter censureship ready.The Tyranny of Silence.Last month, our pick Fahrenheit 451 looked at a world without books.

This month, with Flemming Rose’s The Tyranny of Silence we look at world without free speech, and unfortunately, that world doesn’t seem all that different from today given the strangle hold of political correctness (now joined by Twitter) already fused to our throat.

February’s Book: Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury on his writing.When the Government tells you to strike the match, will you?With Russia back to burning books, our staff couldn’t find a better pick for February than Ray Bradbury’s classic, Fahrenheit 451.

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