Everybody Talks About the Weather . . . We Don’t: The Writings of Ulrike Meinhof
Everybody Talks About the Weather . . . We Don't:
The Writings of Ulrike Meinhof
by Ulrike Meinhof
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It’s easy to guess why a collection of writings by Ulrike Meinhof is just now being published in English: Understanding terrorists is a newly thriving field of scholarship, and the left-wing, European extremists in the Red Army Faction make a nice control group for an all-Islamist-all-the-time sample set. How did Meinhof go from upstanding citizen to anticapitalist bomber, from mother to monster? By 1972, when the fugitive Meinhof was finally captured, the RAF had been linked to dozens of bank robberies and bombings, along with the murders of several policemen, and Meinhof was sent to prison, where she eventually hanged herself.
The twenty-four essays in Everybody Talks About the Weather . . . We Don’t are selected from Meinhof’s column for the Hamburg-based magazine Konkret. For the most part, it’s standard-issue
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