• Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers

  • By: Tom Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Harold N. Cropp
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (335 ratings)

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Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers

By: Tom Wolfe
Narrated by: Harold N. Cropp
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Publisher's summary

In these two devastatingly funny essays, Tom Wolfe examines political stances and social styles in our status-minded world.

In "Radical Chic", 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.

In the companion essay, Wolfe travels west to San Francisco to survey another meeting-ground between militant minorities and the liberal white establishment. "Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers" deals with the newly emerging art of confrontation, as practiced by San Francisco’s militant minorities in response to a highly bureaucratized poverty program.

©1970 Tom Wolfe (P)2000 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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