Columbia (1965-1968). A good German ; Love and war ; Action faction ; Columbia liberated ; Police riot : Strike! ; Create two, three, many Columbias -- SDS and Weatherman (1968-1970). National traveler ; SDS split ; Bring the war home! ; Days of rage ; To West Eleventh Street ; Mendocino -- Underground (1970-1977). The bell jar ; Santa Fe ; Schoolhouse blues ; WUO split ; A middle-class hero.
With the war in Iraq provoking memories of Vietnam, Rudd gave up a 25-year silence on his role in the radical student movement of the 1960s when he lead the Weathermen. The group grew out of the Student for Democratic Society behind massive anti-war and social-justice protests at Columbia University. Rudd recalls his personal journey from idealistic freshman to student radical and the escalating violence that led to the riot during the 1969 Democratic party convention in Chicago and the bombing of a townhouse in Greenwich Village.