Revolution for the Hell of it

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Thunder's Mouth Press, 1968 - Philosophy - 259 pages
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While the supremely popular Steal This Book is a guide to living outside the establishment, Revolution for the Hell of It is a chronicle of Abbie Hoffman's radical escapades that doubles as a guidebook for today's social and political activist. 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 the activism that led to the founding of the Youth International Party?or "Yippies!?to the 1968 Democratic National Convention protests ("a Perfect Mess") that resulted in his conviction as part of the Chicago Seven. Also chronicled are the mass demonstrations he led in which over fifty thousand 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.

With antiwar sentiment once again in a furor and an incendiary political climate not seen since the book's original printing, Abbie Hoffman's voice is more essential than ever.

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User Review  - Adrian - Goodreads

While this is extremely entertaining, informative, and instructive, it is very important not to romanticize it. Abbie was at the cutting edge of radical activism, during a period of great ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rick Ladd - Goodreads

I read this book shortly after it was originally published in 1968; so long ago I have virtually no memory of what it was about! I do remember it prompted me to organize an anti-war demonstration at ... Read full review

About the author (1968)

One of the most influential and recognizable American activists of the twentieth century, Abbie Hoffman was born in 1936 in Worcester, Massachusetts. His writings include Steal This Book, Woodstock Nation, and The Autobiography of Abbie Hoffman. He died in 1989.

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