Pete Seeger -- Character, Personality, Intuition and Focus
Huffington Post - about 3 years
After 94 years, on January 27, 2014, the world lost Pete Seeger. The world is the lesser for that loss. The accolades for this giant of folk songs and herald of all causes just, are pouring in from around the world. He is celebrated for regularly showing up at mass protests, for singing songs so transcendent ("This Land is Your Land," "We Shall Overcome," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone") they are sung in many foreign languages all over the earth and for his mentoring and motivating of millions of people and children.
Pete Seeger overcame most of his doubters and adversaries. On his famous five-string banjo, he inscribed the slogan, "This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender."
No less than the Wall Street Journal, after reprinting an ugly commentary on Seeger's earlier radicalism, wrote, "Troubadour, rabble rouser, thorn in the side of the bloated and complacent, recipient of the National Media of Arts, American idealist and family man, Seeger maintained what Mr. Sprin
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