Mark Rudd was Columbia’s Students for a Democratic Society chapter president in 1968, when the university erupted in protest against the Vietnam War and racism. He then cofounded the Weather Underground. In an interview with Jacobin, he reflects on what radicals like him got right and got wrong, and what today’s socialists should learn from his experiences.
Mark Rudd was the president of Columbia University’s Students for a Democratic Society chapter in 1968 and a founding member of the Weather Underground. He is the author of Underground: My Life with SDS and the Weathermen.