The Berkeley Barb: Social Control of an Underground Newsroom. The BERKELEY BARB, Arthur SEEGER.

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The Berkeley Barb: Social Control of an Underground Newsroom.

NY: Irvington Publishers Inc., 1983. First edition. 8vo. Red cloth with gilt lettering (no dw., as issued). 176pp. Five illustrations, including a Crumb cartoon. Near Fine.

An in-depth, firsthand account of the Berkeley Barb, a counterculture institution at the apex of the divisions between the hippies and political militants, written by a participant who became its managing editor at the height of its internal struggles and the founding of its breakaway rival, The Berkeley Tribe. Includes descriptive biographical details of everyone involved, from the paper's founder, Max Scherr, down through 'regulars' such as The Reverend Jefferson Fuck Poland and Egghead ("Scherr's only 'real Jewish intellectual' on the staff'), to 'occasionals' Dr. Hip-pocrates and The Therapist ("the only woman to stay around the Barb city room for any length of time").

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