The Law: A Court of His Peers

Followers of the counterculture have their share of disagreements. Where non-radicals would use the judicial system to settle most such disputes, "Movement" people are in a philosophical bind; they do not recognize the "pig courts." Last week, in the spirit of radical efforts to establish alternative institutions, a board of counterculture arbitrators handed down what it called a "Karma alignment" that resolved a financial argument between Abbie Hoffman and a former associate, Tom Forçade.

When 30 publishers turned down Hoffman's newest work, Steal This Book, he decided to publish it himself and asked for help from Forçade, who had had experience on...

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