A Flower in a Clenched Fist: Abbie Hoffman: 1936-1989

Abbie Hoffman: 1936-1989

In the tumultuous days of the late 1960s, Abbie Hoffman led the antic wing of the revolution, where the anarchist politics came from Mikhail Bakunin, the media savvy from Marshall McLuhan and the spirit from Peter Pan. He liked to think of himself as a bridge between the New Left and the hippie counterculture, between "Off the pigs!" and "If it feels good, do it." He was never more himself than when he taunted the capitalists by showering dollar bills from the visitor's gallery onto the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Hoffman was 52 when he was found...

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