Better Than Sex: Confessions of a Political Junkie (Gonzo by Hunter S. Thompson

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"Hunter S. Thompson is to drug-addled, stream-of-consciousness, psycho-political black humor what Forrest Gump is to fool savants."
--The Philadelphia Inquirer
Since his 1972 trailblazing opus, worry and Loathing at the crusade path, Hunter S. Thompson has suggested the election tale in his really inimitable, just-short-of-libel variety. In higher than intercourse, Thompson hits the dusty path again--without leaving home--yet manages to carry a mind-bending view of the 1992 presidential campaign--in all of its horror, sacrifice, lust, and doubtful glory. entire with faxes despatched to and acquired via candidate Clinton's best aides, and one hundred pc natural gonzo screeds on Richard Nixon, George Bush, and Oliver North, this is the main true-blue crusade tell-all ever penned by means of guy or beast.
"[Thompson] grants another of his trademark cocktail mixes of incredible stories and darkish observations concerning the sausage grind that's the U.S. presidential sweepstakes. jam-packed with selfish anecdotes, musings and reprints of memos, faxes and scrawled handwritten notes (Memorable."
--Los Angeles day-by-day News
"What endears Hunter Thompson to somebody who reads him is that he'll say what others are afraid to (.[He] is a grasp on the not likely yet constantly telling line that sums up a political determine (.In a yr while all politics is--to a lot of the public--a tendentious and pompous bore, it's time to learn Hunter Thompson."
--Richmond Times-Dispatch
"While Tom Wolfe mastered the means of being a fly at the wall, Thompson mastered the paintings of being a fly within the ointment. He made himself part of each tale, made no apologies for it and hence produced way more sincere reporting than any crusading member of the Fourth property (. Thompson isn't afraid to take the not easy drugs, neither is he bashful approximately dishing it out (.He remains to be king of beasts, and his apocalyptic prophecies seldom omit their target."
--Tulsa World
"This is a truly, very humorous booklet. nobody can ever fit Thompson within the vitriol division, and almost no one escapes his wrath."
--The Flint magazine

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Volkogonov's emphasis on Stalin's personality draws criticism from reform historians who believe that concentrating on Stalin's personal characteristics obscures the need for fundamental change in the system. " He writes that "many would like to sacrifice Stalin for the sake of saving Stalinism. "12 Another controversial issue, World War II and Stalin's role during the war, touches a nerve by focusing attention on Russian nationalism and the nation's pride in military achievements. Until recently, even ardent reformers rarely questioned Stalin's leadership role during the war.

His speeches consistently criticize conservative opponents of perestroika while also chastising the authors of extremely bold reformist articles. Although his sympathies lie more with the radical reformers, Gorbachev plays off both sides in order to protect himself politically. So far Gorbachev has successfully avoided resolutely identifying himself with one camp, but it is uncertain how long this can continue. His ambiguity has proven to be particularly costly in the area of relations among various Soviet nationalities.

Zhukov writes, "I have to emphasize here that when major successful 11 Yuri Afanasiev, "Perestroika and Historical Knowledge," Literaturnaya Rossiya, no. 24, June 17, 1988. 12 Ibid. "13 Another subject about which the Soviet press remained silent until glasnost is the rule of Nikita Khrushchev. Under Mikhail Gorbachev, Khrushchev has been rehabilitated as a generally positive figure. In drawing lessons for the Gorbachev era, Fyodor Burlatsky (Document #3) cites the primary reasons for the conservative victory over Khrushchev's moderate reform attempts.

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