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A Bomb in Every Issue: How the Short, Unruly Life of Ramparts Magazine Changed America


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Launched in 1962 as "a forum for the mature American Catholic," Ramparts magazine went on to become the iconic magazine of the 1960s left, publishing writings by such figures as Eldridge Cleaver, Che Guevara, Noam Chomsky, Seymour Hersh, Angela Davis, and Susan Sontag. It naturally gathered a lot of enemies as well, with the CIA spying on the magazine after it published material on covert activities in Vietnam and Time magazine deriding it as containing "A Bomb in Every Issue," as they put in a headline. Richardson (San Francisco State U.) recounts the story of Ramparts and its influence from its founding to its demise in 1975. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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mitchlemay897, January 10, 2010 (view all comments by mitchlemay897)
This great book chronicles how a smart, slick and hip journal helped radicalize print culture with jawdropping graphics, timely dissent and remarkable editorial insight. Each publication year of RAMPARTS could easily be a book of its own; Peter Richardson zeroes in on the good stuff very effectively. Excellent!
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Richardson, Peter
New Press
Media Studies
United States Social conditions 1960-1980.
History & Theory - Radical Thought
Media Studies - Print Media
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
United States - Social conditions - 1960-1980
History : General
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