<i>Radical Chic</i> and <i>Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers</i> by Tom Wolfe audiobook

Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers

By Tom Wolfe
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In these twodevastatingly funny essays, Tom Wolfe examines political stances, social styles,“black rage,” and “white guilt” in our status-minded world. In “These Radical Chic Evenings,” Wolfefocuses primarily on one symbolic event: a gathering of the politically correctat Leonard Bernstein’s duplex apartment on Park Avenue to meet spokesmen of theBlack Panther Party. He re-creates the incongruous scene and its astonishingrepercussions with high fidelity. And in “Mau-Mauingthe Flak Catchers,” Wolfe travels to  SanFrancisco to survey another meeting-ground between militant minorities and theliberal white establishment. This timethe meeting deals with the newly emerging art of confrontation, as practicedby San Francisco’s militant minorities in response to a highly bureaucratizedpoverty program. With his fourthbook, which brought the phrase “radical chic” into the cultural lexicon, Wolfehas never been more unflinching with his patented social criticism.

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National Review’s 100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Century

In these twodevastatingly funny essays, Tom Wolfe examines political stances, social styles,“black rage,” and “white guilt” in our status-minded world.

In “These Radical Chic Evenings,” Wolfefocuses primarily on one symbolic event: a gathering of the politically correctat Leonard Bernstein’s duplex apartment on Park Avenue to meet spokesmen of theBlack Panther Party. He re-creates the incongruous scene and its astonishingrepercussions with high fidelity.

And in “Mau-Mauingthe Flak Catchers,” Wolfe travels to  SanFrancisco to survey another meeting-ground between militant minorities and theliberal white establishment. This timethe meeting deals with the newly emerging art of confrontation, as practicedby San Francisco’s militant minorities in response to a highly bureaucratizedpoverty program.

With his fourthbook, which brought the phrase “radical chic” into the cultural lexicon, Wolfehas never been more unflinching with his patented social criticism.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An appallingly funny, cool, small, deflative two-scene social drama about America’s biggest, hottest, and most perplexing problem—the confrontation between Black Rage and White Guilt.” Time
“Tom Wolfe understands the human animal like no sociologist around. He tweaks his reader’s every buried thought and prejudice. He sees through everything. He is as original and outrageous as ever.” New York Times
At Wolfe’s hands the socialites get a roasting they will long remember.” Saturday Review
“Tom Wolfe at his most clever, amusing, and irreverent.” San Franciscio Chronicle
“Read it and weep with laughter.” Houston Post

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Author Bio: Tom Wolfe

Author Bio: Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe (1931–2018) was the author of numerous books considered contemporary classics, including The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, and The Bonfire of the Vanities, among others, and several of his books have been made into major motion pictures. He was also a journalist and founder of the New Journalism movement of the 1960s and 1970s. He is credited with introducing such terms as “the right stuff,” “radical chic,” “the Me Decade,” and “good ol’ boy” into the English lexicon. A native of Richmond, he earned his BA degree at Washington and Lee University and a PhD in American studies at Yale.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 4.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English