So you know I was already super aware of "The Weather Underground" and shitty Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. I don't get how more people aren't outraged about the crap they pulled and how they smugly walked away from it. I am constantly agog when people buy the Ayers/Dohrn malarkey that dismisses any talk of their actual & attempted violence and rewrites their past through rose-colored, we-were-trying-to-save-the-world lenses.
And I am well versed in 60s, 70s & 80s history. I lived through it, I watched Huntley & Brinkley, I read various newspapers. Later, I was interested in history, so my reading tended toward that area.
But somehow I missed a bigger picture. Maybe I wasn't ready to see it as a whole. I knew, as I said, about Weather Underground. And I knew about the Black Liberation Army, the Symbionese Liberation Army, the FALN; I could tell you who Party Hearst, Joanne Chesimard, Eldridge Cleaver and Malcolm X were.
But here in this book, Burroughs lays out all of these groups and people and their actions chronologically and in depth. And like someone vividly bringing back the circumstances of a terrible wound that is scabbed over, Burroughs made me feel outrage.
I highly recommend this book. It's interesting. It's well written. And it remembers people who should be remembered, the victims of these terrorists. The groups weren't protesting, they were destroying & murdering.