File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2003/lyotard.0302, message 5

Date: Fri, 07 Feb 2003 14:59:47 +1000
Subject: Kingdom of Fear - Book by Hunter S. Thompson

Dear All,

"The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without
conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical midgets
We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing
than we know about living." .(message from the past).

I was disappointed when an Internet search for a review of HST's new book
did not yield any any significant comment about its content.

The so-called inventor of "Gonzo Journalism" did a book-signing in NYCity
yesterday, and is to appear on Conan O'Brien tonight,

Last night he got Charley Rose to read a paragraph to us viewers.

Along with other disparagements, GWB is called dunce, fool, jackass, and one
who "wantonly and stupidly endorses mass murder".

At that point Rose's eyebrows raised, and HST said:  "what do you think
bombing the whole population is"?

If he read the NYTimes OpEd page earlier in the week, he might have said:
It's a logical consequence in a world of nuclear giants and ethical midgets
who know more about war than about peace, and more about killing than about

Today the fear factor was elevated to ORANGE.

best regards,


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