In 1968, in the armed camp that was Mayor Daley's Chicago, I would end up spending part of the time in the headquarters of Sen. Eugene McCarthy and his antiwar forces at the Hilton--and in the streets directly below during the now-infamous protests and "police riot." I did not get mashed, but some of the bloodied were taken to the McCarthy offices--or to the hospital. Violence also famously broke out in the convention hall. New photo essay today at that great NYT "Lens" blog. I write about my own experience here.
Monday, September 3, 2012
44 Years Ago: My 'Baptism By Fire' at Chicago Democratic Convention
is author of a dozen books (click on covers at right), including the new "THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill." He was the longtime editor of Editor & Publisher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @GregMitch