What Happens in Vegas: Hunter S. Thompson's Political Philosophy

  title={What Happens in Vegas: Hunter S. Thompson's Political Philosophy},
  author={Jason Vredenburg},
  journal={Journal of American Studies},
  pages={149 - 170}
In the forty years since its publication, Hunter S. Thompson's most famous work, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, has received relatively little attention from scholars, in spite of its continuing popularity and acknowledged influence. Because the narrative is so thoroughly rooted in what Thompson called “this foul year of Our Lord, 1971,” the novel is generally approached (when it is discussed at all) as a historical artifact, a gonzo first draft of history, with its fortunes rising and falling… 
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