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P.J. O'Rourke
Ready for midterm elections? Some selected reading
Ready for midterm elections? Some selected reading

"Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto" by Dick Armey and Matt Kibbe (William Morrow: 266 pp., $19.99) "History," explain Dick Armey and Matt Kibbe, "teaches us that nothing could be more American than protest." In this book, they connect that spirit of protest with the "tea party" movement, which Kibbe (chief executive of the smaller government advocacy group FreedomWorks) defines as being "built on a coherent, unifying set of values … that go back to the revolutionary traditions of our founding as a nation." He and Armey, former House Republican majority leader, include a "toolkit" of guidelines showing readers how to...

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