Generation of Swine: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 6, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
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. Generation 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.
 

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Although The Curse of Lono already started to fall into self-parody, it was still pretty funny. Family members gifted me this one and Songs of the Doomed, and they really aren't Thompson at his best ... Read full review

Generation of swine: tales of shame and degradation in the '80s

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Thompson's outrageous reporting style, called "Gonzo journalism,'' was the rage in the early 1970s. The protest generation cleaved to his Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas ( LJ 8/72) and Fear and ... Read full review

Contents

Authors Note
9
Gary Hart Talks Politics
24
Death to the Weird
38
The Doctor Will See You Now
51
The American Century?
65
Kill Them Before They Eat
77
Dawn at the Boca Chica
91
The ProFlogging View
105
A Death in the Family
171
Ronald Reagan Is Doomed
185
The Gizzard of Darkness
200
New Blood on the Tracks
215
The LosersClub
230
Memo from the Queer Desk
245
Four More Years
260
Fat Men on Horseback
268

Four More Games
120
A Clean IllLighted Place
134
Strictly Business
148
The South African Problem
162
Swine of the Week
281
The Worm Turns
296
The New Dumb
309
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Hunter S. Thompson was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. His books include Hell's Angels, Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72, The Rum Diary, and Better than Sex. He died in February 2005.

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