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The leaders of one of the greatest social revolutions in this century were not necessarily great thinkers; nor were they generally idealists. They were simply leaders by example, willing to do what others only dreamed about: suck, fuck, swap, flop, and bed-hop—not to mention fellate, recreate, and miscegenate—in the open, without shame. Starting in the early ’60s, the baby boomers changed the way pretty much everybody in the U.S. thinks about sex—and they did so, author David Allyn points out in Make Love, Not War: The Sexual Revolution—An Unfettered History, without so much as a thought of violence (well, maybe some S/M). Now, post-revolution, things are a little more tame. So why did the Harvard-educated history professor, born in 1969, choose this particular topic for his first book? He feels as if he missed out on something. Ask him what when he reads from and signs copies of Make Love, Not War at 7 p.m. at Olsson’s Books & Records, 1200 F St. NW. Free. (202) 347-3686. (Caroline Schweiter)