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Citizens, hear me out!

2017-05-11 21:58:18.431156+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Walter O’Brien: The Man Who Never Returned:

Most Americans know the song “MTA,” popularized by the Kingston Trio in 1959. It’s the one about a “man named Charlie” doomed to “ride forever ’neath the streets of Boston . . . the man who never returned.” What’s forgotten, however, is that the song was originally made for a left-wing political campaign.

A good look at folk music in the era of the red scare, the politics of subways, private profit from public subsidy...

[ related topics: Politics Music moron Civil Liberties Public Transportation ]

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