Pete Seeger, Commie, gone to his reward

More wisdom from the South Side:

Famous Dead Reds and Past Pinks
Leon Despres (dec,) -99
Pete Seeger(dec,) – 94
Studs Terkel (dec.)- 95
Dawn Clark Netsch(dec.) -86
Frank Marshall Davis (dec.)-82
Clarence Darrow (dec.)- 80

Trend here: they live a long time.

Still around:

Living the Over Throw of Capitalism
Dr. Quentin Young – 91 and still plotting

Personal recollection re: Dr. Young: During my stint at Chi Daily News, 1968-78, a story about him had his free admission to being a Marxist. Next day, the writer, opening the paper, saw that this had been edited out by a sub-editor in charge of that particular big feature story. He, the late Bob Tamarkin, was surprised at this and left his chair to go and ask the sub-editor, who had clearly deemed the admission not to be news fit to print.

I don’t know what happened. I had other things to do that day, and never pursued the matter. But it was Bob and I for the first part. We happened to be sitting next to each other. The incident stayed with me as evidence of the leftist tilt of some at the paper, shown in this case to protect Quentin Young from his own candor.

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