Weathering Above Ground

During Barack Obama's first run for the presidency, his friend Bill Ayers became a political hot topic because of his past affiliation with the radical left wing organization the Weather Underground. The Weather Underground disbanded following the 1973 peace accord in Vietnam, and Ayers began a period of reinvention, continuing his pursuit of social justice as a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In his new book, Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident, Ayers relates how he was demonized and blacklisted by the John McCain campaign in a herculean, last-ditch effort to paint Ayers as a domestic terrorist and political mentor to candidate Barrack Obama. Tonight at 7 p.m. Ayers visits Left Left Bank Books' Central West End location (399 North Euclid Avenue; 314-367-6731 or www.left-bank.com) to discuss and sign copies of Public Enemy. Admission is free. [EDITOR'S NOTE: THIS EVENT WAS POSTPONED FROM OCTOBER 23, 2013, TO DECEMBER 9, 2013]
Mon., Dec. 9, 2013

 
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