The End of Gonzo

A savage journey in search of the legacy of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

The frontiers have moved. Thompson's quixotic mocking of the mainstream is now an institution, for instance in alternative newspapers like this one and on The Daily Show. The difference is that Thompson's attack was nonpartisan ("It's clear to me," he once said, "that most people are bastards, thieves, and yes, even pigfuckers") and, beneath the humor, very serious.

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Related:

  • Read Jarrett Murphy's blog, Press Clips Extra.
  • It's a hard act to follow. "Huge quantities of drugs ain't necessary to write quality gonzo," writes political journalist Doug Ireland, "but wit—which cannot be taught—is, as are imagination and talent, both of which Hunter had in abnormal quantities."

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