Unrepentant former terrorist Bill Ayers was an invited dignitary at the University of Chicago’s International House last week, plugging his latest ode to himself in book form, reports The College Fix.
The book, “Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident,” describes — from his vantage point – his disappointment with America after his friendship with Barack Obama became a focus of controversy during the 2008 Democratic primary and subsequent general election.
At the University of Chicago event, Ayers said he was “amazed” to be “cast as some kind of public enemy” just because he had been a co-founder of the Weather Underground and a violent communist radical in the 1960s and 1970s.
Ayers, the son of a former CEO of Commonwealth Edison, condemned “eager campaign staffs of the right, the middle, and even the moderate left” as well as “opportunistic media” for bringing up his Weather Underground past.
Reading from an excerpt of his new book, Ayers also discussed his relationship with Obama, describing it as basically negligible.
“Bernadine and I had hosted the initial fundraiser for Obama and uncharacteristically donated a little money to his campaign,” Ayers said. “We lived a few blocks apart and sat on a couple nonprofit boards together. So what? Who could have predicted it would…