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Thread #153529   Message #3622955
Posted By: Jim Carroll
29-Apr-14 - 05:20 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Pete Seeger (1919-2014)
Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Seeger (1919-2014)
Pete was one of many - including arguably, on of America's finest writers, John Steinbeck, who visited Russia at the height of Stalin's power and came back with glowing reports of what was happening there.
It needs to be remembered that Senator Joe McCarthy was putting anybody left of centre on trial for being 'Un- American' - including Seeger
This also included imprisoning those who refused to grass up their friends.
I met Pete once in Ewan and Peggy's home, and was proud to have shaken his hand - not a sign of blood anywhere that I could see.
Jim Carroll