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Grand Rapids, MI
Best-Selling Author & Leading Political Satirist
Rev. Robert A. Sirico
President, Acton Institute
P.J. O'ROURKE. With more than 1 million words of trenchant journalism under his byline and more citations in The Penguin Dictionary of Humorous Quotations than any living writer, P.J. O'Rourke has established himself as America’s premier political satirist. He is the best-selling author of 15 books and both TIME and the Wall Street Journal have labeled O’Rourke “the funniest writer in America.”
REV. ROBERT A. SIRICO is the president and co-founder of the Acton Institute and the pastor at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, both in Grand Rapids, MI. A regular writer and commentator on religious, political, economic, and social issues, Rev. Sirico’s contributions have been carried by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Washington Times, CNN, ABC, CBS, NPR, and the BBC, among others. In his recent book, Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy, Rev. Sirico shows how a free economy is not only the best way to meet society’s material needs but also the surest protection of human dignity against government encroachment.