Radical Chic: Mau-Mauing The Flak Catchers

Finalist, National Book Awards 1972 for Contemporary Affairs

cover of Radical Chic Mau-Mauing The Flak Catchers by Tom Wolfe
ISBN 9780312429133
Bantam Books
photo of Tom Wolfe, 1980
Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe is one of the founders of the new journalism movement and author of such contemporary classics as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff,The Bonfire of the Vanities, A Man in Full and I Am Charlotte Simmons. A native of Richmond, Virginia, he earned his B.A. at Washington and Lee University and a Ph.D. in American studies at Yale. He lives in New York City. More about this author >

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The phrase radical chic was coined by Tom Wolfe in 1970 when Leonard Bernstein gave a party for the Black Panthers at his duplex apartment on Park Avenue. That incongrous scene is re-created here in high fidelity as is another meeting ground between militant minorities and the liberal white establishment.