Steal This Book

Steal This Book

Steal This Book

Steal This Book

Synopsis

25th Anniversary Facsimile Edition,This is a welcome reissue of a classic title from,the 60's, written by one of the leading members of,the Woodstock Nation. Originally contracted by,Random House, they refused to publish it under its,title and Hoffman eventually designed and printed,it himself. A huge underground bestseller, it was,banned in Canada and became notorious when,thousands of people attempted to carry out the,instruction implied by the book's title.

Excerpt

It's perhaps fitting that I write this introduction in jail--that graduate school of survival. Here you learn how to use toothpaste as glue, fashion a shiv out of a spoon and build intricate communication networks. Here too, you learn the only rehabilitation possible--hatred of oppression.

Steal This Book is, in a way, a manual of survival in the prison that is Amerika. It preaches jailbreak. It shows you where and exactly how to place the dynamite that will destroy the walls. The first section--SURVIVE!--lays out a potential action program for our new Nation. The chapter headings spell out the demands for a free society. A community where the technology produces goods and services for whoever needs them, come who may. It calls on the Robin Hoods of Santa Barbara Forest to steal from the robber barons who own the castles of capitalism. It implies that the reader already is "ideologically set," in that he . . .

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