"Brainwashing for Fun and Profit: Debunking the Bunk"
[ca. 1976]. Photocopied typescript, reproducing copy-editor's corrections, of Hoffman's response to Timothy Leary's article about his encounter with Charles Manson in Folsom Prison for Oui magazine, in the August 1976 issue. Hoffman relies on his studies of psychology at Brandeis and the University of California, with, among others, Abraham Maslow, to discredit what was apparently Leary's take on the Manson murders, i.e., that brainwashing had played a large part. Hoffman also criticizes Leary for grandstanding -- something he himself was frequently accused of. The split between the two icons of the counterculture is especially noteworthy in light of their shared history: both were credited with being co-founders of the Youth International Party in the 1960s -- the Yippies -- and Leary testified on Hoffman's behalf in the Chicago Seven trial. Four pages. Not published, as best we can tell. "File: Abbie Hoffman" written in pencil at top. Corner stapled; near fine. Among the photocopied changes, the above title is crossed out. [#032290] SOLD

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