Thursday, July 28, 2016

Norman Mailer and the 1972 Political Conventions

Two people come to my mind when the subject of writing about US major party political conventions--Hunter S. Thompson and Norman Mailer.  As the 2016 convention season closes down (thankfully), I thought I would post this 1972 piece from the New York Review of Books (when it was a radical liberal broadsheet instead of the neoliberal rag it has become) on Nixon at the 1972 GOP convention in Miami.  It is excerpted from his book on that year's conventions titled St. George and the Godfather.

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