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Vanity Fair writer on the history of America’s first ‘Age of Terror’




The Black Riders, a new generation of The Black Panthers, stand at the corner of 41st St. and S Central Ave, where the LAPD and The Black Panthers had a shoot out in 1969.
The Black Riders, a new generation of The Black Panthers, stand at the corner of 41st St. and S Central Ave, where the LAPD and The Black Panthers had a shoot out in 1969.
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The threat and human cost of terrorism have not strayed from the minds of Americans since the attacks on the World Trade Towers.

But there was a time in the 1970s when bombings by domestic extremists groups were a daily occurrence. The groups behind these attacks went by such names as The Weather Underground, the Black Liberation Army, the Symbionese Liberation Army, and others.

Vanity Fair correspondent Bryan Burrough details the history of these groups and more in “Days of Rage.” The book contains interviews with members of these underground groups who have never spoken publicly before.

Guest:

Bryan Burrough, author of “Days of Rage: America’s Radical Underground, The FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence” (Penguin, 2015); special correspondent for Vanity Fair magazine