An American Myth

April 1976
National Review;4/16/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 13, p375
This article comments on the trial for the kidnapping case of Patty Hearst in 1976. In this case, the verdict reached by the jury does not possibly make much difference to the symbolic role. What has been provided on each case is the fact that popularly perceived circumstances conspired to produce it, and in turn, those circumstances provided glamour and fascination in the court. Appealing to the imagination of the people who are aware of the case were not legal and moral issues of guilt, but the story of Hearst itself.


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