Abe's killing: Blame the anti-cultists, not the Unification Church

In 1901, an anarchist assassinated the President of the United States, William McKinley. One of the by-products of the crime was that, for decades, all anarchist groups, some of which were against violence, were criminalized in the United States. As late as 1927, anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti were executed for crimes they never committed, a story those in my generation remember because it was told in 1971 in Joan Baez’s song “Here’s to You.”

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