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As canções de um outro patriotismo norte-americano

Celebrando o 4 de Julho nos EUA

As canções de um outro

patriotismo norte-americano

Em The Nation, honrando o 4 de Julho, Peter Rothberg escolhe, do seu ponto de vista de esquerda, as 12 canções mais patrióticas de sempre dos EUA.O autor salienta que «I've always thought that the best things about America can usually be found embodied in our national music. In fact, as Peter Drier and Richard Flacks observed in a 2002 Nation article, "Most Americans are unaware that much of our patriotic culture--including many of the leading icons and symbols of American identity--was created by artists and writers of decidedly left-wing and even socialist sympathies." That includes, most decidedly, our music. "A look at the songs sung at post-9/11 patriotic tribute events and that appear on the various patriotic compilation albums, or the clips incorporated into film shorts celebrating the 'American spirit,' reveals that the preponderance of these originated in the forgotten tradition of left-wing patriotism." As 12 canções são as seguintes:

Power and Glory, Phil Ochs
We Can't Make It Here Anymore, James McMurtry
We Almost Lost Detroit, Gil Scott-Heron
The House I Live In, Paul Robeson
Cortez the Killer, Dave Matthews Band
with Warren Haynes
covering Neil Young
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll,
Christy Moore covering Bob Dylan
500 Miles, Rosanne Cash
A Change is Gonna Come, Sam Cooke
Lawyers, Guns and Money, Warren Zevone todas elas podem ser ouvidas aqui

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