During the 1960s anti-war movement, many leftists and Democratic Party leaders could not find common ground. That’s still true today.
Left-wing activist Tom Hayden, who died Sunday at age 76, once recounted his reluctant transformation from journalist to activist after an encounter with Martin Luther King Jr.
Forty years after he helped destroy SDS, Mark Rudd condemns his role in Weatherman as "the greatest single mistake of my life … a historical crime." How did it happen and what did it mean? Why did peaceful protest give way to violent resistance? What lessons are to be learned from the failure to spurn the seductions of charismatic cults?