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How could Abbie Hoffman be remotely as influential as Machiavelli? Modern political philosophy began with Machiavelli, and he has been studied by the world over. Centuries after his death he is still the man behind the curtain, a philosopher sitting at the shoulder of world leaders influencing how they act. Hoffman tried to levatate a building. No one is deader than Abbie Hoffman. His revolution is long gone, and Woodstock today is a very nice tourist trap town selling Birkenstocks, expensive home furnishings from Indonesia, and trinkets from an era long gone.