In these two devastatingly funny essays, Tom Wolfe examines political stances, social styles, black rage, and white guilt in our status-minded world. In These Radical Chic Evenings, Wolfe focuses primarily on one symbolic event: a gathering of the politically correct at Leonard Bernsteins duplex apartment on Park Avenue to meet spokesmen of the Black Panther Party. He re-creates the incongruous scene and its astonishing repercussions with high fidelity. And in Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers, Wolfe travels to San Francisco to survey another meeting-ground between militant minorities and the liberal white establishment. This time the meeting deals with the newly emerging art of confrontation, as practiced by San Franciscos militant minorities in response to a highly bureaucratized poverty program. With his fourth book, which brought the phrase radical chic into the cultural lexicon, Wolfe has never been more unflinching with his patented social criticism.