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Chicago 7



  • The Real Abbie Hoffman

    by Nathan J. Robinson

    While The Trial of the Chicago 7 is sympathetic to Hoffman, it also softens him in a way that ultimately amounts to historical fabrication.



  • Aaron Sorkin Sanitizes the Chicago 7

    by Jeet Heer

    According to Jeet Heer, "Sorkin takes many liberties with the facts, most of which are designed to make both the New Left and its conservative opponents more palatable to contemporary liberal viewers."



  • How Aaron Sorkin Preserved the Disorder of Chicago’s 1969 Courtroom ‘Circus’

    by Richard Roeper

    Aaron Sorkin discusses the work of creating authenticity for his Netflix series on the conspiracy trial that followed the protests at the 1968 Democratic convention. This was complicated, as he admits, by being only vaguely aware of the case before Steven Spielberg suggested making a film about it.   


  • One of the Chicago 7 Reflects on Dissident Politics Then and Now

    by Lee Weiner

    A veteran of dissident politics in the 1960s warns that while today's broad coalition of activists for a more just and democratic America are on the right track, they must learn from the mistakes of an older generation and find ways to keep united despite difference.