Pete Seeger, American Communist
Seeger did good — because he was a communist, not in spite of it.
When the legendary folk singer Pete Seeger passed away Monday at the age of ninety-four, remembrances of him unsurprisingly focused less on his music and more on his social activism. All the better — Seeger, the epitome of tireless commitment to “the cause,” would have liked it that way. Some comments were laudatory, praising every aspect of his advocacy. But […]