Jack Kerouac: The Tao on Steroids

Kerouac rejected The Great Rejection

He sat on his mother’s couch, smoking marijuana and watching the McCarthy hearings, cheering Tail Gunner Joe. He was 32 and it was 1954. In his 20s and the 1940s, he said he’d like to join his Russian comrades and fight against Fascism.

He coined the term “Beat Generation” which became the proto-countercultural movement…



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Eric Scheske

Former editor of Gilbert Mag and columnist for NC Register. Freelance for many print pubs. Publishes here every Monday, plus. Paid Medium Member.