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Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

Based on his criticisms of the U.S. government, what sort of government would O'Rourke like to see?

O'Rourke suggests that public education could be replaced by private or religious instruction. What are the pros and cons of such options?

O'Rourke argues against cutting the U.S. defense budget. Are his reasons sound? Why or who not?

O'Rourke argues that individuals need to take responsibility for their own well-being rather than expecting the government to take care of them. Do you agree? Why or why not?

Is it possible to help people without fostering dependence?

O'Rourke suggests that politicians are, by their very nature, biased by self-interest. Do you agree or disagree with this stance? How might politicians be encouraged to put their constituent's needs ahead of their own?

The author presents government as slow, convoluted, and inefficient. Is there any benefit to living in a bureaucracy...

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