True fans understand the paradox that was Jack Kerouac. On the one hand, he defined the Beat Generation with all of its nonconformity; on the other, he espoused quite conservative views (especially later in life). Click here to read an article titled The Conservative Kerouac in The American Conservative.
To give credit where credit is due, I learned about this on the excellent Facebook Jack Kerouac group page, which you can join by clicking here.
Happy reading . . . .