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The more things change, the more they stay the same
on May 10, 2006
This is another in a series of collections of Hunter's columns. The other compilations are:
The Great Shark Hunt (Gonzo Papers Vol. 1) about the 70's, mostly post Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail,
Better than Sex (Volumen 3) about the 90's, and his final release before his untimely death,
Hey Rube (about the early 00's).
I should mention here that I'm only in my 20's, and the first administration I ever really paid attention to was the second Clinton term.
Reading this book and the other Gonzo Papers books, along with Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail, gives you a perspective on the past 30 years that is hard to find elsewhere in this context. Since these columns were written as critiques on current events, you get a feel for what was going on in the 70's, late 80's and early 90's. You find that for everything that has changed over the past 30 years, that politics is quite static. Corrupt presidents, sex-scandal plagued politicians, and more.
There's not too much to dislike about this book, assuming you enjoy Hunter's writing style. And it is valuable to those who can't get enough of Hunter's style.