“Old arguments about the 1960s never die. They just provide skeletons to pull out of the closet and rattle at opponents during presidential campaigns.” That was the conclusion of columnist Clarence Page after interviewing William Ayers and listening to him speak during his book tour. Ayers refuses to give a blanket apology for the extremist side of anti-war protests, but he would be willing to participate in a truth and reconciliation process alongside government leaders who started the Vietnam War and kept it going. But Page said that “there’s not much chance that our Vietnam generation will reach closure through a truth commission or anything else.”
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