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Carl Oglesby, RIP

Posted By Bill Kauffman On September 14, 2011 @ 8:03 am In Short | 2 Comments

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.


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