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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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Archived from itt original on 5 January Light soiling to covers. 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.

Revolution For the Hell Of It

Diggers co-founder Peter Coyote explained:. Includes a facsimile edition of Hoffman’s rare first book, Fuck the System I liked certain ideas though such as the fact that we arnt kt free as we’d like to think.

Later that same year, Hoffman and Jonathan Silvers wrote Steal This Urine Test published October 5,which exposed the internal contradictions of the War on Drugs and suggested ways to revolutiion its most intrusive measures.

This is also, I believe, the first book I read with a nontraditional pronoun used for the protagonist: Revolution for the Hell of It Abbie Hoffman While the defendants were initially convicted of intent to incite a riot, revoution verdicts were overturned on appeal. He quoted from Thomas Paine”the most outspoken and farsighted of the leaders of the American Revolution: Revolution of the Electric Family “. Ex-library with the usual stamps.


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Hoffman pioneered the use of humor, theater, and surprise to change the world for the better. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Lists with Abbue Book. As The New York Times reported: 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.

The New York Times: As a child in the s and s, he was a member of what has been described as “the transitional generation between the beatniks and hippies “. In his sophomore year, Hoffman was expelled from Classical High Schoola now-closed public high school in Worcester.

Revolution for the Hell of It

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. 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 pol Abbott Howard “Abbie” Hoffman was a social and political activist in the United States who co-founded the Youth International Party “Yippies”.

Archived from the original on 10 December Archived from the original on June 6, Hoffman offered up revolution as Carnival fun, but dangerous Mar 12, Susana rated it really liked it.


Presided over by Judge Julius Hoffman no relation to Hoffman, about which he joked throughout the trial [20]Abbie Hoffman’s courtroom antics frequently grabbed the headlines; one day, defendants Hoffman and Rubin appeared in court dressed in judicial robes, while on another day, Hoffman was sworn in as a witness hoffmn his hand giving the finger.

I don’t think Abbie really believed in doing anything for the hell of it – there’s an implication of insincerity and clownishness there that wasn’t what he was about.

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

I I’ve just added all the Abbie Hoffman books I read back in the early seventies. May need to re-read! Hoffman’s long history of protest, antic though much of it had been, was ‘in the Jewish prophetic traditionwhich is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.

By their own admission, they kept a file on him that was 13, pages long. However, all convictions were subsequently overturned or the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Retrieved 10 April — via Google Books. During the Vietnam WarHoffman was an anti-war activist, using deliberately comical and theatrical tactics. The book that earned Hoffman a 5 year pison term at the Chicago Conspracy trial after the Democratic Conventon Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!