And You Were Living On Which Planet, Precisely?
“We had won the battle of Chicago. As I watched the acceptance speech of Hump-Free I knew we had smashed the Democrats’ chances and destroyed the two-party system in this country and perhaps with it electoral politics.”
Written by Abbie Hoffman mere days after the Yippies’ so-called Festival of Life at the Chicago Democratic National Convention, August 1968, was met by the full force of Mayor Daley’s police goons. Published in Hoffman’s book Revolution for the Hell of It. He was right about one part of it, however, for Republican Richard Nixon was elected President later in 1968, and again in 1972. Glad to know someone took credit for that.