Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72 Fun Activities

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He Was A Crook

Find a copy of Hunter S. Thompson's obituary for Richard Nixon. Create a presentation for the class showing how Thompson's opinion of Nixon never changed, and if anything, worsened as the years went on. Discuss whether this obituary is an example of gonzo journalism or not. How do Thompson's criticisms of Nixon appear validated in regards to Watergate? What did Thompson have to say about that scandal?

The Costumer

With the appropriate permission, create a costume of one of the frequent characterizations of Hunter S. Thompson (the move, "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," is correct in its costuming). Be sure to not forget details such as his frequently present hat and sunglasses. What else would he carry around with him?

The History Maker

Create a presentation of the lightly touched upon presidential candidate, Shirley Chisolm. Who was Shirley Chisolm? How did Thompson feel...

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