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east_meets_west

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Bernadine Dohrn
« on: May 30, 2006, 10:52:19 PM »
Does anyone know of any solid, well-researched, neutral sources of information on Bernadine Dorhn and the Weathermen? I don't want anyone's distorted perspective on what a maniac/brilliant revolutionary/etc. she was, I just want to try to figure out what exactly she had to do with violent acts and how she ended up teaching at a T14 law school.
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Re: Bernadine Dohrn
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2006, 11:08:17 PM »
I watched a documentary a few months ago called "The Weather Underground." It was really fantastic and I remember it being fairly neutral. It featured extensive interviews with Ms. Dohrn and mentioned at the end that she was a law prof. I found it pretty amazing and asked myself the same question you asked. I don't know the answer, but I thought I'd chime in with the movie recommendation. :-)

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Re: Bernadine Dohrn
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2006, 08:39:38 AM »
Cool. Do you remember what station it was on...PBS? History Channel?
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Re: Bernadine Dohrn
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2006, 08:44:51 AM »
Cool. Do you remember what station it was on...PBS? History Channel?

It was a feature film.

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Re: Bernadine Dohrn
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2006, 08:49:00 AM »
I know there was also a feature film, which Bernadine Dohrn was in herself. I thought it might be overdramatized though and was hoping for something a little more removed. If there was a documentary like sooner said, maybe I can track it down.
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Re: Bernadine Dohrn
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2006, 06:41:52 PM »
From Wikipedia,

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From 1984 to 1988, Dohrn was an associate at the law firm Sidley Austin. In 1991, she became a Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern University in Chicago. She now serves on the board of numerous human rights committees.

Is Sidley Austin peculiarly liberal or welcome to leftists?

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Re: Bernadine Dohrn
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2006, 01:45:14 PM »
I had her for a human rights class at Chicago.

she's a cool lady, and has done amazing stuff for human rights.

so clearly chicago doesn't think she's too sketchy either.

her husband, also one of the weathermen, works at DePaul law.
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Re: Bernadine Dohrn
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2006, 06:58:54 PM »
A good source of information on the Weather Underground is Dan Berger's book, Outlaws in America: http://www.akpress.org/2005/items/outlawsofamericaak.

Her husband, Bill Ayers, also a Weatherman, is now an education prof at UIC. His autobiography is Fugitive Days.

If you want to know how she ended up teaching at Northwestern, just ask her; she's very approachable.