The Press: Underground Alliance

Shoestring papers of the strident left are popping up like weeds across the U.S. Their editors, writers and subscribers represent a curious coalition of hipsters and beatniks, college students and teachers, political zealots and the just plain artsy-craftsy. Their subject matter is largely anti-Establishment protest: they are typically against the war in Viet Nam, against the draft and against the police. President Johnson is their favorite whipping boy, and it is unlikely that he could win them over even if he changed his initials from L.B.J. to LSD.

Until recently, the new papers of...

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