Parliament of Whores
By P.J. O'Rourke
If satirists are at their best when tussling with something they hate, then this is P.J. O’Rourke’s masterpiece. He clearly hates government–and has hated it since before it was cool to do so–and for all the right reasons, too: it’s clumsy, inefficient, hypocritical, greedy, and arrogant.