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Gonzo endorsement and dancing in the voting booths

If you haven’t read Hunter S. Thompson’s surprisingly enthusiastic endorsement of Kerry, drop a tab and go on over to Rolling Stone

Fittingly, I got to this through John Perry Barlow’s inspired rational madness: How to Overthrow the Government.

4 Responses to “Gonzo endorsement and dancing in the voting booths”

  1. Justice

    Sitting here some 3,000 miles from the US, I am feeling upbeat at the growing swell of optimism about the fact that our American friends are not going to let us (the rest of the world) down and they will,…

  2. Great find – thanks!

  3. Juan Thompson and the Aspen Institute hosted a symposium on July 21, 2007 on the work of the late writer Hunter S. Thompson who created his own genre of writing with Gonzo Journalism and changed American political reporting forever with his book Fear & Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72.

    Thirty-five years later journalists Carl Bernstein, Michael Isikoff of Newsweek, Loren Jenkins of NPR, John Nichols of The Nation and others came together in a symposium moderated by Professor Douglas Brinkley to discuss the effect of Hunter’s work on political reporting and American politics.

    The hour and half event is exclusively available at http://www.HunterThompsonFilms.com in nineteen clips of free, streaming video produced by Wayne Ewing.

    Jennifer Erskine

    Associate Producer

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