8 thoughts on “A Most Unusual Protest Song”

  1. Thanks David – though you’ve sent me down a lot of rabbit holes since I’d never heard of him. By the way, I do feel my children are more grateful than we were in the late sixties, but this song seems different from his others – and powerful.

  2. Regarding the part about sending trainloads of wheat back in 1932, maybe he was thinking of ’42? I doubt any food was allowed to get through during the worst part of the famine to “keep your millions alive”. It would be interesting if he had some inkling of something resembling the Holodomor catastrophe had occurred, what with the state of information behind the Iron Curtain. Or am I reading too much into that line?

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