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Radical chic & Mau-mauing the flak catchers / Tom Wolfe.

Wolfe, Tom (Author). Cropp, Harold N. (Added Author). Wolfe, Tom. Mau-mauing the flak catchers. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781481546249 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1481546244 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (4hr., 06 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : 2014.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Harold N. Cropp.
Summary, etc.:
In these two devastatingly funny essays, Tom Wolfe examines political stances, social styles, "black rage," and "white guilt" in our status-minded world. In "These Radical Chic Evenings," Wolfe focuses primarily on one symbolic event: a gathering of the politically correct at Leonard Bernstein's duplex apartment on Park Avenue to meet spokesmen of the Black Panther Party. He re-creates the incongruous scene and its astonishing repercussions with high fidelity. And in "Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers," Wolfe travels to San Francisco to survey another meeting-ground between militant minorities and the liberal white establishment. This time the meeting deals with the newly emerging art of confrontation, as practiced by San Francisco's militant minorities in response to a highly bureaucratized poverty program. With his fourth book, which brought the phrase "radical chic" into the cultural lexicon, Wolfe has never been more unflinching with his patented social criticism.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: African Americans > Politics and government.
African Americans > Social conditions > 1964-
United States > Social life and customs > 1945-1970.

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