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Fear and Loathing in the Bunker

In a New York Times article (January 1, 1974), Hunter S. Thompson described the country’s predicament, noting that the only disaster that Nixon had not brought on Americans yet was a nuclear war with either Russia or China and that an impeachment seemed quite probable at the time. In the same article Thompson mentioned that despite the damage done to the nation by President Nixon, there was neither a substantial opposition nor some realistic alternative to Tricky Dicky’s cheap and malignant perception of the American Dream.