February 21, 2005
Comments on HST...
A friend of mine just IM'd me to ask about why I consider HST a hero. Here's what I wrote:
HST lived life in a huge way, and he put into words things
that many others tried but never managed to get across.
There is a chapter in 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' that
sums up the death of the Free Speech and Peace movements in a way that
no one else could have.
He got away with living in a way that most people can only
dream of, and I don't meen spending all day wacked out of your skull.
He lived as a free man in a way that isn't possible any more.
And he was one of the greatest American authors, ever.
Posted by ed at February 21, 2005 10:36 AM