hunter s thompson – the end of the 60’s

It was the 1960’s that I laid to rest
Looking to the west as the last wave crests – Ryan Cox

“Hunter S Thompson” A Circus Mind

One of the major themes of Fear and Loathing was about coming to terms with the failure of the 1960’s counterculture movement. The counterculture in the United States reached its peak between 1966 and the early 1970s. It eventually waned for several reasons: mainstream America’s disdain for unrepentant hedonism and conspicuous drug use, and the troubles caused by these excesses; the death of many notable countercultural figures; the end of the Vietnam War; and the end of Civil Rights protests.

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