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Radical Stories

Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, two notorious figures from the 1960s anti-war movement, are back in the news in connection with Barack Obama. Read our 1993 profile of Dohrn and our 2001 look at Ayers.

Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn—then and now

Rebel Without a Pause >>
May 1993
In the early 1970s, Bernardine Dohrn and her Weatherman cohorts were blowing up buildings. Today, she has a new—respectable—revolution to lead.
by Patricia Lear

No Regrets >>
August 2001
"Kill your parents!" urged sixties leftist Bill Ayers, whose father was the chairman of Commonwealth Edison here. In Ayers's new memoir, Fugitive Days, he reconciles his militant past with his present identity: father of three, esteemed professor at UIC—and unabashed patron of the great bourgeois coffee chain, Starbucks
by Marcia Froelke Coburn



Photograph: (above right) Jeff Sciortino

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