Friday, January 30, 2009

Revolution for the Hell of It or Party Politics in America

Revolution for the Hell of It: The Book That Earned Abbie Hoffman a Five-Year Prison Term at the Chicago Conspiracy Trial

Author: Abbie Hoffman

While the supremely popular Steal This Book is a guide to living outside the establishment, Revolution for the Hell of It is a chronicle of Abbie Hoffman's radical escapades that doubles as a guidebook for today's social and political activist. Hoffman pioneered the use of humor, theater, and shock value to drive home his points, and in Revolution for the Hell of It he gives firsthand accounts of his legendary adventures, from the activism that led to the founding of the Youth International Party—or "Yippies!—to the 1968 Democratic National Convention protests ("a Perfect Mess") that resulted in his conviction as part of the Chicago Seven. Also chronicled are the mass demonstrations he led in which over fifty thousand people attempted to levitate the Pentagon using psychic energy, and the time he threw fistfuls of dollar bills onto the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and watched the traders scramble. With antiwar sentiment once again in a furor and an incendiary political climate not seen since the book's original printing, Abbie Hoffman's voice is more essential than ever.

Table of Contents:
1Revolution for the hell of it7
2The rising of the Pentagon21
3The new niggers51
4Yippie! - the media myth77
5On to Chicago99
6Free is the revolution145
7Free advice to the brothers151
8Some props used159
9Extra quotes, bits & pieces173
10Ego tripping195
11Epilogue : life among the dinosaurs207
12This part is absolutely free215

New interesting textbook: Very Special Agents or Child of War Woman of Peace

Party Politics in America

Author: Marjorie R Hershey

Part of the “Longman Classics in Political Science” series and the gold standard of political parties texts, this new edition includes in-depth analysis of the 2006 campaigns and election and previews what lies ahead for the parties in the 2008 and 2010 Presidential and Congressional Elections.

Party Politics in America analyzes the interaction of the three primary components of parties–party organization, party in the electorate, and party in government. Originally written by Frank Sorauf and now authored by Marjorie Hershey, the book integrates research with contemporary and historical examples to bring the fascinating story of how parties have helped to shape our political system to life.

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