Saturday, September 09, 2017

In case you wondered …

 Why Jack Kerouac Loathed The Hippy Generation He Inspired. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

As embarrassing as it was for me to realize this, I respect his lack of hubris. He was a deeply religious, lifelong Republican, and he loathed the counterculture that arose in response to his writing. But he was also a broken and remorseful alcoholic undeserving of his role as a moralist, and he freely admitted it: “I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another ‘til I drop. This is the nigh

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