By Bill Ayers
In this sequel to Fugitive Days, Ayers charts his existence after the elements Underground, whilst he turns into the GOP’s flaunted “domestic terrorist,” a “public enemy.”
categorised a "domestic terrorist" via the McCain crusade in 2008 and utilized by the unconventional correct in an try and castigate Obama for "pallin' round with terrorists," invoice Ayers is actually a devoted instructor, father, and social justice recommend with a pointy reminiscence or even sharper wit. Public Enemy tells his tale from the instant he and his spouse, Bernardine Dohrn, emerged from years at the run and rebuilt their lives as public figures, often celebrated for his or her group paintings and lots more and plenty hated by way of the unconventional correct. within the face of defamation by means of conservative media, together with a multimillion-dollar crusade aimed exclusively at demonizing Ayers, and regardless of widespread loss of life threats, invoice and Bernardine remain precise to their middle ideals within the energy of protest, demonstration, and deep dedication. Ayers finds how he has navigated the demanding situations and triumphs of this public lifestyles with steadfastness and a touch of fine humor—from the pink carpet on the Oscars, to felony vigils and airports (where he's usually detained and the place he eventually "confesses" that he did write Dreams from My Father), and eventually at the flooring at provide Park in 2008 and back in 2012.
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Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident by Bill Ayers