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Drunk Jack Kerouac debates ‘hippie” and its meaning with a pompous William F. Buckley – Fernanda Pivano just gets it

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JACK Kerouac, author of the classic, On the Road liked a drink or three.

In this video, Kerouac talks with writer Fernanda Pivano. He is three sheets to the wind:

In 1965, Kerouac was on the magic box again. William F. Buckley was in the chair, whose pomposity and self-regard is hilarious.

Kerouac was debating the word “hippie” with Lewis Yablonsky, a professor of sociology and criminology at Cal State-Northridge and Ed Sanders, the activist poet who helped form The Fugs.

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