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About Jonathan Lerner

Jonathan Lerner joined the staff of SDS in 1967, and was a founding member of Weatherman. He is a novelist and a journalist focusing on architecture, urbanism and environment. Find him at His new book is Swords in the Hands of Children: reflections of an American revolutionary.

Articles by Jonathan Lerner

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Swords in the hands of children: an insider’s account of what happened to America’s New Left

How Weatherman confused violence with militancy and triggered the downfall of Students for a Democratic Society.

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