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Paul Krassner

The History of Mass Surveillance: Resistance

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 03.05.2014 | Huffpost Code
Michael Nirenberg

There is another aspect to the origin story of contemporary mass surveillance in the US: Resistance. While most "phone phreaks" and telephone enthusiasts were unaware of AT&T's Top Secret Project Greenstar, there was enough general contempt for the phone company's monopoly to trigger a viable resistance movement that had been percolating within the 1960s counterculture.

10 Questions for Comedy Icon Paul Krassner

David Macaray | Posted 04.23.2013 | Comedy
David Macaray

I owe my longevity to never taking any legal drugs. Although, I did take an aspirin last month. I didn't have a headache or anything, it was just at a party, and the host was passing around a plate full of aspirins. It was just a kind of social ingestion. You know, peer pressure.

Groucho Gave Secretary High Marx: Author Steve Stoliar Recalls His Days as Groucho Marx's Secretary

Steve Karras | Posted 04.07.2013 | Comedy
Steve Karras

Stoliar's storied tenure as Groucho Marx's secretary is tempered with highs and lows, bookended by the psychotic Erin Fleming -- Groucho's young and mercurial life manager and companion who hitched her wagon to the star in his declining years.

Before There Was Jon Stewart There Was Paul Krassner

Forward.com | Posted 04.03.2012 | Comedy

Decades before Jon Stewart brought his popular admixture of satire and journalism to the mass media on Comedy Central, the unique hybrid of the two ge...

Satirist Paul Krassner Turning 80, Going Strong

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.04.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

There's irony in the fact that Paul Krassner sees "increasing insanity" in our current politics and culture. The 1960s activist whom the FBI once tagg...

What Kind Of Journalist Is This?

The Wrap | Tim Kenneally & Daniel Frankel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

James O'Keefe, the man who slew ACORN and on Wednesday toppled the CEO of NPR, is some new kind of journalist - Johnny Knoxville meets Glenn Beck in M...