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In his July 1992 interview with Ron Chepesiuk, Paul Krassner described his time as an anti-war activist during the 1960s and his current work. Krassner covered topics of satire, drugs, other activists, the Chicago Conspiracy Trial, the FBI and its involvement, Groucho Marx, and other conspiracies. He also detailed events like the levitating of the Pentagon and America’s Youth March on the Democratic Convention. Krassner, known as being the father of the Underground Press, was then continuing his satirical writing, critiquing the world. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program.
1 hour, 51 minutes
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satire, The Realist (Krassner’s magazine), acid, Chicago Conspiracy Trial, Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman, The Winner of the Slow Bicycle Race, FBI conspiracies and involvement, Freedom of Information Act, Harry Reasoner, levitating the Pentagon, counterculture, LSD, Groucho Marx, Venice Beach, Hustler (magazine), investigative satire, America’s Youth March on the Democratic Convention, Horowitz and Collier, journalism taboos, Lenny Bruce, Kennedy conspiracy
Sixties Radicals, Then and Now: Candid Conversations with Those Who Shaped the Era © 2008  Ron Chepesiuk by permission of McFarland & Company, Inc., Box 611, Jefferson NC 28640. www.mcfarlandpub.com.
LC Subject Headings
Radicals -- United States, Nineteen sixties, Satirists, Realist (New York, N.Y.), Hoffman, Abbie