I wasn’t born when Abbie Hoffman strode the international media stage, coming up with inspired ideas for upsetting the status quo. Lots of “Revolution for the. Find Revolution For the Hell Of It by Hoffman, Abbie at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. The Paperback of the Revolution for the Hell of It: The Book That Earned Abbie Hoffman a Five-Year Prison Term at the Chicago Conspiracy.

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Soon after, he married his pregnant girlfriend Sheila Karklin in May Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! Archived from the original on June 6, Retrieved 18 May A verdict of not guilty will say, ‘When our country is right, keep it right; but when it is wrong, right those wrongs.

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At that age, I did want to be a Revolutionary, though probably for all the wrong reasons wearing black turtlenecks, living in West Berlin or the Lower East Side, seducing spy-thriller girls, blowing up rando I remember having a battered old paperback copy of this when I was maybe sixteen and thinking how brilliantly hilarious it was.

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Many of his theories and tactics were experimental at the time, and were proven ineffective, and even more is obsolete in the present day. Anarchism Libertarianism Left-libertarianism Marxism Socialism.

Revolution For the Hell Of It

Hoffman came to prominence in the s, and continued practicing his activism in the s, and has remained a symbol rsvolution the youth rebellion and radical activism of that era. For those not involved in activism or other methods of radicalism, it remains a very interesting snapshot of a brief and exciting ffor in time, and a historical document of great value. Also chronicled is the the mass antiwar demonstration he helped lead in which over 50, people attempted to levitate the Pentagon using psychic energy and the time he threw fistfuls of dollar bills onto the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and watched the traders scramble.


Feb 19, Kevin rated it it was amazing. Other editions – View all Revolution for the Hell of It: Revolution of the Electric Family “. Retrieved from ” https: He had been hoffmsn with bipolar disorder in One of the most influential and recognizable American activists of the twentieth century, Abbie Hoffman was born in in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Revolution for the Hell of It

Hoffman continued his activism into the s, and remains an icon of the anti-war movement and the counterculture era. He quoted from Thomas Paine”the most outspoken and farsighted of the leaders of the American Revolution: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, hoffmqn phone. May 25, Adrian rated it it was amazing Revolutlon Hoffman’s theatrical performances succeeded in convincing many young people at the time to become more politically active.

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Revolution for the hell of it – Abbie Hoffman – Google Books

Retrieved December 10, It was intentional and self-inflicted. One of my favorite autobiographies. He does not recall any “shove” from Kf, and discounts both men’s accounts. His Playboy article October outlining the connections that constitute the ” October Surprise “, brought that alleged conspiracy to the attention of a wide-ranging American readership for the first time.

Sign up to receive offers and updates: Hoffman’s long history of protest, antic though fevolution of it had been, was ‘in the Jewish prophetic traditionwhich is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. At the time of his death, Hoffman was at the height of a renewed public visibility, one of the few s radicals who still commanded fo attention of all kinds of mass media.


Joe Sheathen a reporter for the Times Herald-Recordnewspaper that covered the event on-site, said he saw the incident.

There but for Fortune “. Hoffman was arrested and tried for conspiracy and inciting to riot as a result of his role in protests that led to violent confrontations with police during the Democratic National Conventionalong with Jerry RubinDavid DellingerTom HaydenRennie DavisJohn FroinesLee Weinerand Bobby Seale. Technomanifestoschapter 8. I believe in universal hospital care for everyone. I r Much of this book offers a playful look back at lates culture.

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Revolution for the Hell of it – Abbie Hoffman – Google Books

Judge Hoffman became the favorite courtroom target of the Chicago Seven defendants, who frequently would insult the judge to his face. Andrew born and Amy —who later went by the name Ilya. We did yhe anonymously, and we did everything for nothing because we wanted our actions to be authentic. By their own admission, they abhie a file on him that was 13, pages long. Abbie Hoffman serves as my reminder that social change can be smart and fun. Review quote “No one in America better represents the spirit of the ’60s.

Hoffman pioneered the use of humor, theater, and shock value to drive home his points, and in Revolution for the Hell of It he gives firsthand accounts of his legendary adventures, from rveolution activism that led to the founding of the Youth International Party?