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How the Hell Did This Happen? by  P.J O’Rourke

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“America is experiencing the most severe outbreak of mass psychosis since the Salem witch trials of 1692.”
 
In his latest book, celebrated political satirist, journalist, and die-hard Republican P. J. O’Rourke brings his critical eye and inimitable voice to some serious risky business.

How the Hell Did This Happen? begins with him donning a hazmat suit and diving into the pig pile of presidential candidates circa June 2015 including Jim (“who?”) Webb, Scott Walker (“America’s chance to have a President who gets carded every time he orders a beer”), Ted Cruz (“crazy like a fox—no, like a Fox News broadcast), Bernie Sanders (“Donald Trump for people still living in their parents’ basements”), and Donald Trump (“Landlord of the Flies”). P.J. eviscerates each front-runner as he or she emerges from under the rock where they’ve all been living. He covers the dreadful key primaries and candidate debates. P.J. takes us through his come-to-Satan moment with Hillary—”She’s the second worst thing that could happen to our nation. I endorse her.”—and into the Beginning of End Times in November.

How the Hell Did This Happen? answers the key question of the 2016 presidential election: Should we laugh or should we cry or should we hurl? (They are not mutually exclusive.)

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