Los Angeles: Spies in Their Midst

At the Dems' powwow, protesters sneak behind enemy lines--and into a party

Among the many bonuses of advancing age, which include backache and balding, there is no greater horror than talking politics with your children and having them react as if you're Dan Quayle. It happens suddenly too. One day you're a cool populist hero who takes them to ball games and out for cheeseburgers, and the next day they're quoting Noam Chomsky and giving hourly updates on dwindling rain forests.

Jeff and Andrew Lopez, 22 and 20, and countless other young folk believe Ralph Nader would be king of the world if not for corporate-media perpetuation of nihilistic consumerism and a corrupt...

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