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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

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