Nation: A Yippie Comes In from the Damp

Abbie Hoffman surrenders on a 1973 drug charge

He was Puck of the 1960s underground, the frizzy-haired, war-painted Yippie leader who preached revolution against the American Establishment. In 1974, when he jumped bail in New York City on charges of selling $36,000 worth of cocaine, Abbie Hoffman began nearly seven years as a flamboyant fugitive. He personally reported himself missing to the New York City police department. He threw a book-publishing party for himself at a Manhattan restaurant. And he even attended President Carter's Inauguration. Finally, after a last interview in hiding, with...

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