Tom Wolfe at the Crossroad

Review of Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers. Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times, November 25, 1970.

As everybody knows, a large part of Tom Wolfe’s “Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers” appeared in New York Magazine last spring. At the time it seemed the last word on the Leonard Bernstein-Black Panther kaffeeklatsch affair, so when the news got out that it would be published as a book eventually, one began to prepare a mental review of it. One had certain questions – the usual Tom Wolfe questions: Where exactly was Wolfe located when those things occured? Just how did he learn Leonard Bernstein’s innermost fantasies?…

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