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When Mob Inciters Become Lions of the Left


When Mob Inciters Become Lions of the Left
An Aaron Sorkin film celebrates the Chicago Seven for plotting an attack on a party convention.
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By
Helen Andrews
Jan. 13, 2021 12:17 pm ET
The Chicago Seven were countercultural heroes in the 1960s. They thumbed their noses through one of the country’s most notorious political trials, taunting the judge and making a mockery of the proceedings with flippant courtroom pranks. Aaron Sorkin wrote and directed a movie about them last year, “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” which will probably win a few Oscars.

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