Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident

Thursday, 17 October 2013 | A Public Affair

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To promote Bill Ayers and his upcoming events at the The Wisconsin Book Festival on Thursday October 17th, our host Allen Ruff was joined by Bill Ayer and Bernardine Dohrn to discuss Ayer’s latest book, “Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident”.

In the heat of the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama’s opponents were spinning a chilling narrative that cast him as an enigmatic figure with a group of shadowy associates, including a Black Nationalist preacher, a Palestinian professor, and an “unrepentant domestic terrorist.” That imagined terrorist was Bill Ayers, a one-time leader of the Weather Underground. The McCain campaign spent millions of dollars demonizing Ayers specifically and castigating Senator Obama for, in Sarah Palin’s deathless phrase, “pallin’ around with terrorists.”- Beacon Press

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