Behavior: Underground Odyssey

When she was arrested, the newspapers blossomed with tales of "the girl next door" who went wrong. Like many a militant leftist who turned to antiwar violence in the faraway '60s, Jane Alpert was a model student, a troubled ro, mantic and a political naïf.

Teachers called her brilliant, apolitical and given to sweeping enthusiasms. After graduating from Swarthmore with honors in 1967, she did graduate work in Greek at Columbia, quitting abruptly after the student uprising there because of "a complex of personal frustrations." She worked at Rat, an underground paper in Manhattan,...

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