Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

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

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Related Locations

Latest in Night & Day

More by Mark Fischer

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 22nd, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation