Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Bill Kauffman on "Freethinking Sons of the North Country"

"The week that Wisconsin voters threw out Russ Feingold, the only step-grandson Fighting Bob La Follette had left in the U.S. Senate, I went to hear an Upper Midwesterner of similar pedigree, Bob Dylan of Hibbing, Minnesota," begins the Sage of Batavia — The Fighting Bobs.

"When the Masters of War—'even Jesus would never forgive what you do'—requested the presence of American sons at the blood orgies of 1917, 1941, 1950, and 1964, it was the Upper Midwest, with its Non-Partisan Leagues and retro-Progressives and Sons of the Wild Jackass, that brayed, 'No!'"

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