Monday, August 21, 2006

The revenge of the Blue Dogs

This NYT story on the changing politics and social attitudes of Nashville, and country music, is one I've been wanting to hear about for a long time. While most liberals and leftists of all shades have usually been in folk (see: as far back as Pete Seeger or Woody Guthrie) as opposed to country, there's quite a bit of overlap since the Civil Rights and Vietnam Era. Now that we're in another time of American social strife, country music is fracturing.

And that gives me hope. Hope that a) haughty Christian conservatives can be taken down a peg and b) that nothing is ever as concrete or 100 percent anything as much as it seems. God bless America.


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