Carl Oglesby, RIPBy Bill Kauffman for FRONT PORCH REPUBLIC
Carl Oglesby, former president of Students for a Democratic Society and folk-singing prophet of Middle American anti-imperialism, died Tuesday. Herewith an interview I conducted with Carl for Reason magazine and a tune from one of his albums. No, Carl never became “the next Dylan,” as the record-sellers hoped, and the Lions Club has yet to lie with Code Pink, but he found an old and worthy path, long neglected, and walked down it a spell. Rest in peace, Carl.