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Hoffman recounts his growing involvement in the student movement as it rose to national prominence, giving behind-the-scenes details about the historic protests at the Democratic Convention and s The Best of Abbie Hoffman is the horfman life story of Abbie Hoffman, cofounder of the Yippie movement and one of the most important activists of the twentieth century. Hoffman recounts his growing involvement in the student movement as it rose to national prominence, giving behind-the-scenes details about the historic protests at the Democratic Convention and subsequent Chicago conspiracy trial, his “levitation” woodstocl the Pentagon, and his friendships with naation movement leaders.
This new edition includes a selection of photographs documenting his continuing activism in the s and a new Afterword by leading historian Howard Zinn about Hoffman’s enduring legacy.
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Read for school – final project for English. Maybe I should tell my teacher I actually finished it Abbie made me laugh, fume and agree wholeheartedly in parts. I know, Abbie, you’d be disgusted with me, but I’m someone who thinks that staying on the right side of the law is best. But, as you read this anthology, you need to remember that Abbie wrote in a different time, albeit only thirty years ago.
He participated in the rev Read for school – final project for English. He participated in the revolutionary side of the Beats, Hippies and Yippies – while all the other Beats and Hippies were doing drugs and lounging around, driving around with no purpose, Abbie was writing books and organizing rallies and noting down ways to fight the “pigs”, and he kept on with it – staging environmental protests and warning against the CIA in Central America.
My favorite Beat poem: My favorite Beat author: Just like Abbie, I like the revolutionary side better. But I don’t go as far as Abbie does. Oct 21, Derek Pyle rated it it was amazing. It’s been a while, worth picking up again, but very good and funny stuff, antics of the Yippies and Abbie Hoffman May 31, Stray rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Abbie is my favorite writer. And I share a birthday with him! Oct 11, Lilias rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I had never heard of this collection until one day I opened my door to find it in a pile with 2 other books.
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The United States Of America. Later he became a fugitive from the law, who lived under an alias following a conviction for dealing cocaine. 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”.
Hoffman avbie 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 Convention, along with Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines, Lee Weiner and Bobby Seale. The group was known collectively as the “Chicago Eight”; when Seale’s prosecution was separated from the others, they became known as the Chicago Seven.
Hoffman came to prominence in the s, and continued practicing his activism in the s, and has remained a symbol of the youth rebellion and radical activism of that era.
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