In 1971 the People Didn’t Just March on Washington-They Shut It Down

The following is an excerpt from L.A. Kauffman’s new book, Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism (Verso, 2017). This excerpt was originally published on Longreads.com. If the government won’t stop the war, we’ll stop the government. The largest and most audacious direct action in US history is also among the least remembered, a…

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