In the Belly of the Dinosaurs

By: Norman Solomon

An underground classic, In the Belly of the Dinosaurs describes the street clashes, high emotions and anti-war fervor of demonstrations outside the 1972 Republican National Convention in Miami Beach. While President Nixon was being re-nominated, thousands of protesters filled the streets all week amid tear gas and mace; nearly 800 filled the jails, including the author of this narrative polemic. Solomon, who turned 21 during the summer of these events, describes what it was like to be part of the upsurge attempting to block entrances to the GOP convention in protest of the ongoing war in Vietnam.

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