The Nation: A Dialogue With Radical Priest Daniel Berrigan

Presidential Aide Henry Kissinger recently met with three of the alleged co-conspirators in the Berrigan case—the plot to kidnap Kissinger and blow up Government buildings. For 75 minutes they engaged in a polite discussion of U.S. policy in Indochina, but neither side came close to converting the other. Another, more amicable dialogue took place last August between Harvard Psychiatrist Robert Coles, author of Erik H. Erikson, the Growth of His Work, and Father Daniel Berrigan, just before Berrigan was captured by federal agents. Berrigan was convicted in 1968 of burning draft records in...

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