CARS ALL UPSIDE
P. J. O'Rourke interviewed on Reason.tv:
We'd be Australia if it weren't for the car. No offense to Australia, it's a nice enough country, but it's too few people in too huge a space. It just never came together as a real nation.No offense taken since he's talking about the crucial role of the automobile in America's development as an industrial power.
The video interview covers a range of topics: "bailouts, who ruined the U.S. auto industry, politicians' love affair with trains, how easy women made O'Rourke a youthful socialist and how getting a paycheck turned him into a libertarian."