Generation of Swine

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Generation of Swine
First edition
AuthorHunter S. Thompson
CountryUnited States
SeriesThe Gonzo Papers
PublisherSummit Books
Publication date
Preceded byThe Great Shark Hunt 
Followed bySongs of the Doomed 

Gonzo Papers, Vol. 2: Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s is a book by the American writer and journalist Hunter S. Thompson, originally published in 1988. The book contains 100 of Thompson's columns from the San Francisco Examiner, which discuss the politics and culture of the 1980s, with significant coverage of the Iran-Contra Affair. He predicts that the Democrats will self-destruct in the 1988 presidential campaign. He also makes bets about the Democratic Party candidates odds of winning their elections. People he dislikes are described as "money-sucking animals," "brainless freaks," "geeks," "greed-crazed lunatics" and so on. It is the second volume of the four-volume The Gonzo Papers series.

One oft-quoted, and misquoted,[1] passage from Volume 2 is about the television broadcasting business, specifically television journalism:


  1. ^ David Emery. Where Thieves and Pimps Run Free': Hunter S. Thompson meets the Internet via serial misquote. Retrieved on April 28, 2009.
  2. ^ Thompson, Hunter S. Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s, New York, Simon & Schuster, 1988, p. 43. ISBN 0-7432-5044-3