Nation: Infiltrating the Underground

After years of burrowing, FBI moles get their radicals

Ralph and Dick knew their stuff. Avid readers of Marx and Mao, Lenin and Trotsky, they impressed Clayton Van Lydegraf with their grasp of revolutionary ideology. Lydegraf, 62, a Communist Party member since the 1930s, had founded the Prairie Fire Organizing Committee in San Francisco. Its aim: to serve as a recruiter and support organization for the Weather Underground, the supersecret group that was formed from,the most extreme elements of the '60s antiwar movement and is bent on fomenting violent revolution in the U.S. Though...

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