Investigations: Refighting Chicago

Like Gettysburg, El Alamein and other classic engagements, the Battle of Chicago seems destined to be endlessly refought. Unlike most textbook conflicts, however, no one can agree upon who won, let alone who the aggressors were or whether the battle need ever have occurred at all. When the President's commission on violence opened hearings in Washington last week, the nation's two top law officers, Attorney General Ramsey Clark and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, were firing from opposing sides.

Clark, of course, is technically Hoover's superior at the Justice Department. But...

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