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Pete Seeger: Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

On July 26, 1956, the House of Representatives voted 373 to 9 to cite Pete Seeger and seven others (including playwright Arthur Miller) for contempt, as they failed to cooperate with House Committee on Un-American Activities (HCUA) in their attempts to investigate alleged subversives and communists. Pete Seeger testified before the HCUA in 1955. In …

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Arrogance of Authority

The DEA officer stops at a ranch in Texas, and talks with an old rancher. He tells the rancher, “I need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown drugs.” The rancher says, as he points out the location, “Okay , but don’t go in that field over there.” The DEA officer verbally explodes saying, “Mister,  …

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The Violin Player

Washington, DC, Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces during 60 minutes.

The Final Inspection

The Soldier stood and faced God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining, Just as brightly as his brass.