John Lennon, Cynical Idealist

Lennon and Yoko were inspired by the likes of Viktor Frankl, Hugh Schonfield, Mahatma Gandhi, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as they playfully egged on the media in a quest for peace. The world’s media had never seen a peace demonstration to compare with the one that awaited them in the Amsterdam Hilton in late March, 1969. Witnesses to the most turbulent years of the Sixties, the hardened journalists had come to expect swarms of people carrying signs, blocking traffic, chanting slogans, sometimes gaining passion from their own numbers and challenging authorities, throwing rocks and provoking fights that frequently...

Read More