The fourth chapter of Fire Answers Fire, ‘Raggedy and Improvisational,’ begins with an appropriate quotation I found in a 1993 New York Times interview:
Some things are not justifiable and not logical. Lots of inappropriate things and things regretted later get said and done. That is partly a self-criticism and partly an explanation. These kinds of movements are very human.
— Bernadine Dohrn
For those readers who aren’t old enough to remember this glamorous leader of the Students for Democratic Society and the Weather Underground, or who need a quick reminder about her prominent place in the popular American consciousness in the late 1960s and early 1970s, here she is being introduced (or reintroduced) by Walter Cronkite on the CBS Evening News on October 6-8, 1970.
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