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  1. author: Hunter S. Thompson
  2. content: "Strange memories on this nervous night in Las Vegas. Five years later? \
  3. \ Six? It seems like a lifetime, or at least a Main Era \u2014 the kind of peak\
  4. \ that never comes again. San Francisco in the middle sixties was a very special\
  5. \ time and place to be a part of. Maybe it meant something. Maybe not, in the\
  6. \ long run... There was madness in any direction, at any hour. If not across the\
  7. \ Bay, then up the Golden Gate or down 101 to Los Altos or La Honda... You could\
  8. \ strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we\
  9. \ were doing was right, that we were winning...\n\nAnd that, I think, was the handle\
  10. \ \u2014 that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil. Not in\
  11. \ any mean or military sense; we didn't need that. Our energy would simply prevail.\
  12. \ There was no point in fighting \u2014 on our side or theirs. We had all the\
  13. \ momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less\
  14. \ than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West,\
  15. \ and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark \u2014\
  16. \ that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back."
  17. id: 21ac1347-68f1-4fe6-9718-ba6aaa4d36aa