Extract from Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72

‘Any re-writing now would cheat the basic concept of the book, which -in addition to the publisher’s desperate idea that it might sell enough copies to cover the fantastic expense bills I ran up in the course of those twelve frantic months – was to lash the whole thing together and essentially record the reality of an incredibly volatile presidential campaign as it was happening: from an eye in the eye of the hurricane, as it were, and there is no way to do that without ejecting the luxury of hindsight.’
– Authors Note, Hunter S. Thompson

It seems I’m attracted to Rolling Stones writers with viewpoints a little beaten by time. Although I am imagining a version of Mr Thompson tweeting at every twist and turn, getting increasingly wasted and becoming ultimately, incoherent. The new Gonzo journalism.

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