"Politically correct" and the "cult of victimization" have entered the vocabularies of all of those who study current events even in a desultory fashion.

The antidote to such pious whim-wham, and incidentally a good explanation of why government spending at all levels is out of control, is P.J. O'Rourke's "Parliament of Whores" (Atlantic Monthly Press, 233 pages, $19.95), now spinning its way up the best-seller lists.

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