Generation of Swine

Generation of Swine

Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s

Paperback - 2003
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From the bestselling author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas , the legendary Hunter S. Thompson's second volume of the "Gonzo Papers" is back. G eneration of Swine collects hundreds of columns from the infamous journalist's 1980s tenure at the San Francisco Examiner .

Here, against a backdrop of late-night tattoo sessions and soldier-of-fortune trade shows, Dr. Thompson is at his apocalyptic best―covering emblematic events such as the 1987-88 presidential campaign, with Vice President George Bush, Sr., fighting for his life against Republican competitors like Alexander Haig, Pat Buchanan, and Pat Robertson; detailing the GOP's obsession with drugs and drug abuse; while at the same time capturing momentous social phenomena as they occurred, like the rise of cable, satellite TV, and CNN―24 hours of mainline news. Showcasing his inimitable talent for social and political analysis, Generation of Swine is vintage Thompson―eerily prescient, incisive, and enduring.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, 2003.
Edition: Simon & Schuster trade pbk. edition
ISBN: 9780743250443
0743250443
Characteristics: 313 pages ;,22 cm.

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Dec 11, 2017

It's Hunter Thompson at his usual straight forward, but funny self about a time that is a lot like our own current political playing field. We're still filled with swine in the tunnel.

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