21 January, 2015
John and Bonnie Raines: The Edward Snowdens of 1971 | Philadelphia Magazine
John and Bonnie Raines: The Edward Snowdens of 1971 | Philadelphia Magazine: What Medsger describes, what the Raineses have lived, is total transformation. They are a couple who spent 40 years in hiding from the U.S. government, only to emerge as the sort of people we might aspire to be. In this context, the ovations the Raineses receive seem not just appreciative, or admiring, but prescient. John and Bonnie Raines appear as heralds — of an inevitable American future, when another whistle-blower, perhaps gray by then, and ordinary, will find that his enemies are gone, and that stages and crowds await him in every city and town.