Woit’s Warriors


Beginning in the late 1960s, something exceptional happened in Chicago. The story was reported widely in the 1970s, but always by outsiders. It was my immense good fortune to be on the inside of it, and it’s something that needs to be recorded.



It has been more than fifty years since I met Dick Woit and his “warriors.” I’ve since traveled widely and been involved with a great many fascinating things, but none were quite like what I fell into as a teenager.