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  •  Interesting book. I don't doubt it's seminal, (0+ / 0-)

    to our understanding of the AIDS crisis (which is still playing out, btw) and its cultural impacts. I've read excerpts of this work, though, and I'd say some of the language about AIDS came out at me as a bit dated/moralistic.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 12:36:58 PM PDT

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    •  Remember that it was published in 1987, (1+ / 0-)
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      so it's 25 years old.

      So dated and moralistic? Perhaps. But remember that Randy Shilts was hardly a disinterested observer, although he was a reporter. Many of the people who would die in SF he counted as his friends.

      And, sadder still, Randy Shilts is no longer with us to update his valuable work, have died of the same disease he reported so assiduously on.

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