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Abbie Hoffman

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In the nineteen-sixties, apartheid was driven out of America. Legal segregation Jim Crow ended. We didn't end racism, but we ended legal segregation. We ended the idea that you can send a million soldiers ten thousand miles away to fight in a war that people do not support. We ended the idea that women are second-class citizens. Now, it doesn't matter who sits in the Oval Office. But the big battles that were won in that period of civil war and strife you cannot reverse. We were young, we were reckless, arrogant, silly, headstrong ... and we were right! I regret nothing!
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Closing words from his last speech, Vanderbilt University (April 1989)

 
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