Hunter S. Thompson, in a haze of drugs and gun smoke, captured in print the loathsome truths of society and politics in the 1960s and 1970s.  And it remains as potent today as it did back then. For you see the Fear and Loathing of Thompson’s time never went away. The evil he saw in Richard Nixon transformed into the evil in Reagan, then into George H. Bush, and, finally for him, George W. Bush. His piece for ESPN’s Page 2 remains one of the most profound comments made in the direct aftermath of September 11th and sums up an entire generation eerily without fault. The towers are gone now, reduced to bloody rubble, along with all hopes for Peace in Our Time, in the United States or any other country.…

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