The Nation: Self-Defeat for the Army of Peace

SPRING was difficult to enjoy in Washington last week. Amid whiffs of tear gas, the wail of sirens, and wandering bands of youths calling themselves guerrillas, the capital endured an odd and bitter little siege. Preposterously ill-organized for such a venture, Radical Rennie Davis' Mayday romanced itself into the delusion that it could literally close down the Federal Government by blocking traffic into the city during morning rush hours. In terms of that immediate goal, the protesters had about the same effect on traffic as a heavy spring rain.

But there were more...

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