Robert Anton Wilson said some harsh things about Abbie Hoffman; in Schroedinger's Cat, Markoff Chaney, harassing Frank Dashwood, envisions "a new letterhead that would say FRATERNAL ORDER OF HATE GROUPS and have Robert Welch, Abby Hoffman, Anita Bryant, and George Wallace listed as officers."
Wilson apparently came to regret being so hard on Hoffman; in a comment to my August 22 post, Jesse Walker wrote, quoting an email RAW sent to Walker in 2004, "I softened my view after details of his illness came forth.
Before that, I considered him nasty and mean. After,
I decided my few meetings with him probably came
in depressive valleys of his bipolar cycle
and I had non-semantically thought I 'knew' him....
See my Cosmic Shmuck law; it's very important
to me these days to remember my Cosmic Schmuckhood.
Wish I had met Abbie once on one of his peaks...
Met Anita toward the end of her life
& liked her a lot."