What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been By Bill Ayers

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By Bill Ayers
November 7, 2008

Looking back on a surreal campaign season

Whew! What was all that mess? I’m still in a daze, sorting it all out, decompressing.

Pass the Vitamin C.

For the past few years, I have gone about my business, hanging out with my kids and, now, my grandchildren, taking care of our elders (they moved in as the kids moved out), going to work, teaching and writing. And every day, I participate in the never-ending effort to build a powerful and irresistible movement for peace and social justice.


It was always a bit surreal. Then came this political season.

During the primary, the blogosphere was full of chatter about my relationship with President-elect Barack Obama. We had served together on the board of the Woods Foundation and knew one another as neighbors in Chicago’s Hyde Park. In 1996, at a coffee gathering that my wife, Bernardine Dohrn, and I held for him, I made a donation to his campaign for the Illinois State Senate.


via What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been — In These Times

From the archives:

Don’t tell my mother I work at the White House. She thinks I play the piano in a whore house. by William Blum

Dr. J.’s Short Takes: Negative Advertising v. Negative Advertising, On to ACORN, Kristol v. Kristol

Dr. J.’s Short Takes: Palin; Campaign Racism; Guilt by Association; David Brooks

Dr. J.’s Short Takes: Powell Endorsement, Fannie and Freddie, The Ayers Thing, continued

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