Abbie Hoffman


Born
in Worcester, Massachusetts, The United States
November 30, 1936

Died
April 12, 1989

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Abbott Howard "Abbie" Hoffman was a social and political activist in the United States who co-founded the Youth International Party ("Yippies"). Later he became a fugitive from the law, who lived under an alias following a conviction for dealing cocaine.

Hoffman was arrested and tried for conspiracy and inciting to riot as a result of his role in protests that led to violent confrontations with police during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, along with Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines, Lee Weiner and Bobby Seale. The group was known collectively as the "Chicago Eight"; when Seale's prosecution was separated from the others, they became known as the Chicago Seven.

Hoffman came to prominence in the 196
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Steal This Book

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Revolution for the Hell of It

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Woodstock Nation: A Talk-ro...

3.94 avg rating — 160 ratings — published 1969 — 5 editions
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The Best of Abbie Hoffman: ...

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4.03 avg rating — 110 ratings — published 1989 — 3 editions
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To America with Love: Lette...

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Steal This Urine Test: Figh...

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Square Dancing in the Ice Age

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Chicago Seven

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“The only way to support a revolution is to make your own.”
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“Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire.”
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“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.”
Abbie Hoffman, Revolution for the Hell of It

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