If you’ve never read PJ O’Rourke, you’ve been missing out. The only book on politics you ever need read is his excellent Parliament of Whores.
Go read this article. He discusses why political argument (in the classic, Monty Python sense of the word) is dead. Here’s a taste:
I am a little to the right of … Why is the Attila comparison used? Fifth-century Hunnish depredations on the Roman Empire were the work of an overpowerful executive pursuing a policy of economic redistribution in an atmosphere of permissive social mores. I am a little to the right of Rush Limbaugh.