Revolution for the Hell of it
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing
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 Hell of it" made me wish that I was ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - abirdman - LibraryThing
As a teenager, I believed the USA was in the midst of a revolution. This book is why. Worthwhile, though dated today, this was an important book, and more influential than it gets credit for. Long live Yippie!! Read full review