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Make Love, Not War: The Sexual Revolution: An Unfettered History Paperback – April 7, 2001
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MAKE LOVE NOT WAR (2000) is almost completely a compendium of popular, mass press and periodical feature story and news coverage of sexual theme material which appeared during the 1960's and 1970's. The mentality of most material reported is almost all airheaded, intentionally salacious stuff (as indeed is the final phrase of the book's subtitle..."An Unfettered History"). Hugh Hefner's "Playboy Philosophy" reflects this mentality best and exemplifies it importantly, and it is no accident author Allyn zeroes in on the phenomena of Hefner, Playboy Magazine and its imitators, and similar slick stuff of those times which appeared.
Hugh Hefner's opinion of the sexual revolution and its signifigance is not the stuff of which important scholarship and social and philosophical insight should be based, regardless of how profitable his magazine was in the 60's and 70's and still is.Read more ›
A broad, fast-paced, and fascinating overview of an often neglected part of United States history. Provides plenty of food for thought for students of history or the would-be revolutionaries of more recent generations.
The great weakness of Make Love, Not War is its breadth. It's a series of relative short chapters that covers a whole host of topics, with only a modest amount of analysis, hardly going beyond what was taken as truisms at the time (e.g., the revolution was made possible by the Pill and an economic boom, the civil rights movement inspired subsequent movements). In the introduction, the author concedes that he doesn't have a coherent theoretical account of what happened and admits to contradictory reactions to the place of sex in modern society. There is honesty in that, but it doesn't lend itself to a story that organizes that these disparate cultural rebellions and certainly doesn't provoke the reader beyond the shock of the exuberant behavior of the time. As a result, finishing the book felt like reading an encyclopedia. Toward the very end, there is a bit of analysis, largely of a dreary sort.Read more ›
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This book is more in the style of a graduate thesis and of the titilliative standard of Playboy and no wonder since so much attention is focused on Hugh Hefner who is hardly known... Read morePublished on November 23, 2009 by Highlander
Interesting book, discusses the social evolution which produced the conditions for the Sexual Revolution and the political/legal battles which ended government/university oversight... Read morePublished on January 4, 2007 by A. Ware
Because the 60's sexual revolution has been analyzed to death, this book may not initally seem like it covers new ground. Read morePublished on June 12, 2001 by Robin Orlowski
For those who lived through the sixties (and can remember it!), this book will trigger a myriad of memories. Read morePublished on June 15, 2000 by Robert H. Woody
I was in grade school in the 70's and missed the sexual revolution. But I never really knew how much I missed. This book tells it all. I loved it.Published on March 7, 2000 by v young