The abduction of Patty Hearst was a fantastic pageant. The Symbionese Liberation Army—a gang of crazy, mixed-up, mainly privileged white kids led by a black ex-con—kidnapped a millionaire's daughter and commandeered the media as a platform. Cult or cell, these outlaws established their celebrity on a scale that, for a few months in 1974, surpassed that of Jesse James or even... More >>>