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John Pairman Brown – The Liberated Zone (1969)

“… By the mid-1960s, Berkeley, California had become a center of the ‘hippie’ culture drawing large numbers of transient youth to the area called South Campus, especially Telegraph Ave. A small group of area merchants and clergy of local churches, … Continue reading

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My Lai Massacre

“The Mỹ Lai Massacre was the Vietnam War mass killing and gang rape of between 347 and 504 unarmed Vietnamese civilians in South Vietnam on March 16, 1968. It was committed by U.S. Army soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, … Continue reading

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Our Bodies, Ourselves

“Our Bodies, Ourselves is a book about women’s health and sexuality produced by the nonprofit organization Our Bodies Ourselves (originally called the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective). First published in the late 1960s, it contains information related to many aspects … Continue reading

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SDS – Kirkpatrick Sale (1973)

“Social scientists and historians, not to mention college administrators and police agencies, continue to puzzle over how a student movement as radical as SDS could have emerged from the wizened anti-Communist League for Industrial Democracy, and then grown to such … Continue reading

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The Society of the Spectacle – Guy Debord (1967)

“The Society of the Spectacle (French: La société du spectacle) is a 1967 work of philosophy and Marxist critical theory by Guy Debord, in which the author develops and presents the concept of the Spectacle. The book is considered an … Continue reading

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson (1971)

“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream is a novel by Hunter S. Thompson, illustrated by Ralph Steadman. The book is a roman à clef, rooted in autobiographical incidents. The story … Continue reading

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The Wretched of the Earth – Frantz Fanon (1961)

“A distinguished psychiatrist from Martinique who took part in the Algerian Nationalist Movement, Frantz Fanon was one of the most important theorists of revolutionary struggle, colonialism, and racial difference in history. Fanon’s masterwork is a classic alongside Edward Said’s Orientalism … Continue reading

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