Pensacola and the Start of Gonzo Journalism

When most people talk of Hunter S Thompson, Pensacola, Florida very rarely makes it into the conversation. However, one could argue that America’s First Settlement is where Gonzo journalism began. In 1956, a young 19 year old Hunter Thompson was stationed atĀ Eglin Air Force Base. The following excerpt is from a Paris Review interview on how he got started as a writer: “When I got … Continue reading Pensacola and the Start of Gonzo Journalism