Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's
Generation of Swine, the second volume of the legendary Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's bestselling "Gonzo Papers," was first published in 1988 and is now back in print. Here, against a backdrop of late-night tattoo sessions and soldier-of-fortune trade shows, Dr. Thompson is at his apocalyptic best --... show more
Generation of Swine, the second volume of the legendary Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's bestselling "Gonzo Papers," was first published in 1988 and is now back in print. 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.
Publish date: November 6th 2003
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Series: The Gonzo Papers (#2)
Excellent book ... Hunter S. Thompson at some of his most acerbic in the no-drug days of the Iran-Contra hearings and the fall of the Reagan Administration. This is a good look at a lot of the things going on behind the scenes when some true swine (North, Poindexter, Bush, Reagan) tried to subvert t...
In "A Generation of Swine" Hunter S. Thompson turns his sharp and angry wit upon the 1980s, particularly the Regan administration,, through the rise of "Greed is Good" economics and the Iran-Contra scandal, up until the Iran-Iraq War.It is, beyond a doubt, an excellent book. It's not as sharp as vol...
Ah, Thompson. It makes me sad that there will never again be fresh writing from him.