Amerika Psycho: Behind Uncle Sam's Mask of Sanity

Richard Neville, political satirist jailed after the Oz magazine censorship trials in the 1960s, mocks a culture that sees the world as either a target market or a target a culture that reveals a disturbing identification with Imperial Rome Neville provoked outrage for his essay describing the United States as a nation out of control and bent on serving its interestsRichard Neville, political satirist jailed after the Oz magazine censorship trials in the 1960s, mocks a culture that sees the world as either a target market or a target a culture that reveals a disturbing identification with Imperial Rome Neville provoked outrage for his essay describing the United States as a nation out of control and bent on serving its interests at any cost Now, following September 11, Neville warns the wounded Goliath is on the rampage, stuck in a perilous psychic gridlock of us them, good evil.
Amerika Psycho Behind Uncle Sam s Mask of Sanity Richard Neville political satirist jailed after the Oz magazine censorship trials in the s mocks a culture that sees the world as either a target market or a target a culture that reveals a dist

  • Title: Amerika Psycho: Behind Uncle Sam's Mask of Sanity
  • Author: Richard Neville
  • ISBN: 9781876175627
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Paperback
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    Richard Neville

    In early 1967, Neville founded the London Oz with the brilliant artist Martin Sharp as graphic designer Many soon to be significant writers including Robert Hughes, Clive James, Germaine Greer, David Widgery, Alexander Cockburn and Lillian Roxon, amongst others, contributed Felix Dennis later to become one of Britain s wealthiest publishers with Dennis Publishing came on board as advertising manager.London Oz became increasingly influenced by hippie culture, and oscillated wildly between psychedelia, revolutionary political theory, idealistic dreams of a counter culture, with much discussion of drug taking thrown in Oz campaigned to legalise marijuana through various events such as the Legalise Pot Rally in Hyde Park, London, in 1968 Oz, however, was clearly against hard drugs There was also much discussion and theoretical rumination regarding feminism and the sexual revolution and by contemporary standards it often seems glaringly sexist.While Neville had a reputation for being wild and stoned, he revealed in his autobiography Hippie Hippie Shake that he was of a workaholic, obsessed with the magazine deadlines and his editorials, which often tried to make sense of all the competing philosophies that were exploding from the youthquake Neville was known as a charismatic and charming figure who had a wide circle of friends among London s intellectual and publishing elite, rock stars, socialist revolutionaries and criminals While Neville was holidaying on Ibiza, an edition of the magazine entirely produced by high school students Schoolkids Oz May 1970 was published, edited by Jim Anderson and Felix Dennis The issue depicted Rupert Bear sporting a penis 1971 and lead to the conviction of Neville, Jim Anderson and Felix Dennis The then longest obscenity trial in British history then ensued.The Oz defendants had the brilliant and eccentric barrister, author and creator of Rumpole of the Bailey, John Mortimer on their team, and Geoffrey Robertson, the now internationally renowned human rights lawyer made his debut in the trial The trial turned the Old Bailey into a circus, with a bizarre array of celebrities called on to give evidence in its favour John Lennon wrote and recorded God Save Oz and he and Yoko Ono marched the streets surrounding the Old Bailey in support of the magazine and freedom of speech London Oz ended in November 1973.In the 1990s, across a variety of media, Richard explored social responsibility for businesses in the 21st Century This led to keynote addresses at national conferences, and the essay collection Out of My Mind Penguin He also published his memoir Hippie Hippie Shake, which has been adapted as a film by Working Title The film was not released for unknown reasons Neville was also the co founder of the Australian Futures Foundation.Neville was diagnosed with early onset dementia in his mid sixties The Australian Oz magazine has been digitised by the University of Wollongong He died on 4 September 2016, at the age of 74.Yale University has acquired Neville s archive, which is now located in Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University wickipedia

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    • Christopher said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:35 AM

      Since he first visited New York in the late '60s as a journalist and representative of the London counterculture, Richard Neville has been an enormous fan of the vitality of the American people and its alternative voices, but a harsh critic of the US government. AMERIKA PSYCHO is an early 2003 collection (predating the Iraq War!) of some of his jeremiads for the magazine Good Weekend in his native Australia.Neville's include machavellian US foreign policy, the indiscriminate killing of civilians [...]

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