Not my words, but all the more amusing for that. They were the description — by the friend of a friend — of the two participants in Thursday’s extended LNL interview. A sufficiently decent interval has now passed, I think, for me to once again risk such a promo.
Phillip spent the whole hour talking to P.J. O’Rourke about his new book, “On the Wealth of Nations.” What a delightful surprise. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the few O’Rourke books I’ve read but didn’t expect such a low key, cultured, quietly intelligent (but still very funny) performance. Much ground was covered, from Smith’s two major works to how badly he’s often misunderstood and misrepresented. As well as a few forays into contemporary politics.