Being the thoughts and writings of one Gustaf Erikson; father, homeowner, technologist.

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Friday, 2005-04-22

Newsweek on Patty Hearst and the SLA

Scanned Newsweek article about Patty Hearst (via Boing Boing).

This story fascinated me when I was younger, mostly because it was in that awkward timeframe where it was still “news” and not history, and I didn’t know enough about research to find out enough about it through traditional channels (the Vietnam war was also part of the same “blind spot”). Now of course, there’s more info than you can shake a stick at.

The eternal Thompson gunner, still wandering through the night
Now it’s ten years later but he still keeps up the fight
In Ireland, in Lebanon, in Palestine and Berkeley
Patty Hearst heard the burst of Roland’s Thompson gun
And bought it

— Warren Zevon

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