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Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72 Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 9, September Summary

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Chapter 9, September Summary and Analysis

The author brings readers into contact with another aspect of reality. In this case, it is the use of professional speech writers in politics. For some, this is a means of enhancing their performance. For others, this just shows how far gone politics is. This is just how much politics is actually theater, masquerading now as if it were still real life unless being "honest artwork" like they make in Hollywood. Hunter S. Thompson informs readers that if McGovern had had a superior speech writer, McGovern would be doing much better in the polls in September 1972. The wild journalist then compares Sitting Bull to the current situation in 1972. Ultimately, Hunter concludes that Sitting Bull would support McGovern. Thompson then writes about a change in America. He refers to "the American Dream" - which is essentially a middle-class dream. The secret, by the way...

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