In answering a question about what influences brought about the trajectory of her life, Bernardine alludes to the consequences of her actions:
Q Duncan Kilmartin: I really appreciate sharing with us what we ourselves have experienced about arrogance and self-righteousness.
A Bernardine Dohrn: Well, I certainly…we’re all guilty of that too.
Yes, but I’m taking responsibility.
Oh, I, what can I say? It was, you know…
I was so certain that about some things that I forgot to stop and look what the consequences were of what we were doing. I think we pulled back from the brink. We, you know, that part of the movement.
But I think that the cost of self-righteousness is certainly high.