Summary (The Sixties in America)
Jerry Rubin’s Do It! Scenarios of the Revolution (1970) is a series of forty- three vignettes describing Rubin’s personal evolution and his involvement in events such as the Berkeley Free Speech movement of 1964, the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam antiwar demonstration at the Pentagon in 1967, and the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. A key theme of Do It! is that revolutionary change is accomplished in the theater of everyday life rather than through abstract theorizing. The book embodies some of the tactics it advocates: spectacle as subversion, myth as politics, and parody as critique.
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