Valentine's Day came a little early for the former Weather Underground member Judith Alice Clark this year in the form of a long cover story in The New York Times Sunday Magazine on January 15. Currently a guest at the maximum-security Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, Clark is nearing the halfway mark of her seventy-five-year sentence for her part as an accomplice in the 1981 Brink's robbery ($1.6 million netted) in Nyack, New York, that left one guard and two policemen dead and others wounded. "Judith Clark's Radical Transformation" is one of those emetic pieces that the Times periodically assembles to assure itself and the world of its politically correct "progressive" sentiments. Written by Tom Robbins, a reporter for the Daily News and The Village Voice, this exercise in sentimental political rehabilitation takes its place alongside other such bijoux as the Times's publicity efforts on behalf of Kathy Boudin and President Obama's mentor Bill Ayers, who co-founded the Weather Underground in 1969.
Remember the Weather Underground? This mephitic offshoot of the radical Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) carried the narcissistic …
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Publication information: Article title: Romancing Radicalism. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: New Criterion. Volume: 30. Issue: 6 Publication date: February 2012. Page number: 1+. © 1999 Foundation for Cultural Review. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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