Thomas Kennerly Wolfe (born March 2, 1930 in Richmond), known as Tom Wolfe, is a best-selling American author and journalist. He is one of the founders of the New Journalism movement of the 1960s and 1970s.
- ...Las Vegas is the only town in the world whose skyline is made up neither of buildings, like New York, nor of trees, like Wilbraham, Massachusetts, but signs.
- "Las Vegas (What?)"
- The demolition derby is, pure and simple, a form of gladiatorial combat for our times.
- "Clean Fun at Riverhead"
- ...like fishing for neon gumballs with a steam shovel in the Funtime arcade.
- He sounded like Jean-François Revel, a French socialist writer who talks about one of the great unexplained phenomena of modern astronomy: namely, that the dark night of fascism is always descending in the United States and yet lands only in Europe.
- "The Intelligent Coed's Guide to America"
- A sect, incidentally, is a religion with no political power.
- "The Me Decade and the Third Great Awakening"
In Our Time (1980)
- Among other things Jonestown was an example of a definition well known to sociologists of religion: a cult is a religion with no political power.
- "Entr'actes and Canapes"