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Mamet's 'The Anarchist' is slow to forgive, forget
NEW YORK — The Weathermen and their “Days of Rage” in 1969 emerged from the dimly remembered past during the 2008 presidential campaign when fevered attempts were made by the Republican Party to closely link Barack Obama with Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn and Judy Clark, who were involved in those violent events in Chicago. More than four years later, these are generally regarded on both sides of the aisle as tired lines of attack and, self-evidently, they did not keep Obama from winning the White House, twice. David Mamet, though, clearly remains engaged — heck, enraged — by the ability of the former members of the Weather Underground Organization to rehabilitate themselves and find a measure of absolution from an American public that has moved on, as the American public usually tends to do.
December 2, 2012