Friday, February 07, 2014
Pete Seeger's Conservative Socialism
My new piece on the late, great Pete Seeger, from The American Conservative.
The Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music described the politics of Pete Seeger, the folk-singer, songwriter, and antiwar activist who died last week at the age of 94, as "naïve but honest." They were certainly honest—not even Seeger’s worst enemies would dispute that—but what was naïve about Seeger’s socialist conservatism?
You can read the whole piece here.