"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Here's the artist Ralph Steadman, in a 2000 Salon interview, on Thompson and guns:
You know recently he tried to hit a bear; he tried to scare it, and he hit his aide. So that was a problem, and it worried him terribly. But he says, "I am one of the few people who should have guns." And I think he's one of the few people who shouldn't have guns; everybody else should have guns. He really is funny like that. He's dangerous when he's got a gun, but he's also good with a gun. But guns are hellish things, anyway, so I don't approve.
That Hunter S. Thompson made it to 67 is itself remarkable.
An excerpt: After getting his Muskie campaign credentials pulled for giving his press-pass to an ex-con "gin-crazed Boo Hoo" who terrorizes the campaign train, Thompson suggests in print that Muskie's rages may be attributable to the West African jungle drug ibogaine. It's not Theodore White, and it's priceless.