Steve Miller, a former newspaper reporter and musician, has written for High Times, People Magazine, and U.S. News & World Report, among other publications. He is the author/editor of eight books, including Juggalo: Insane Clown Posse and the World They Made (Da Capo, 2016) and four true crime books for Penguin/Berkley.
For decades, veterans, civil-rights advocates, immigrants, bikers, activists, and protesters of just about every political persuasion have assembled on the National Mall to make a stand against oppression, draw media attention, and identify their cause with the august surroundings of the nation’s most cherished historical monuments.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.