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Humorist and commentator P.J. O'Rourke is also worried about the state of the auto industry. His new book is called "Driving Like Crazy." And now he offers his own theories about where things went wrong.
ROURKE: Our tastes, our interests, our passions are formed in youth. Our passion for the automobile is gone. The car has rolled away to die somewhere because we don't love it anymore. Why fill the tank, check the oil, put air in the tires and drive to hell and gone when heaven is just a mouse-click away?
MONTAGNE: Commentator P.J. O'Rourke's latest book is "Driving Like Crazy." You can hear him on NPR's game show: WAIT, WAIT, DON'T TELL ME, and you can comment on his essay on the opinion section of npr.org.
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