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  1. Seeger's real lyrics: If I had a hammer, then I'd also have a sickle…..

    Comment by Steven Plaut — January 29, 2014 @ 5:38 PM

  2. Good musician and "useful idiot" for the cause.

    Comment by Joseph Marmor — January 29, 2014 @ 7:22 PM

  3. Good musician and "useful idiot" for the cause.

    Comment by Joseph Marmor — January 29, 2014 @ 7:22 PM

  4. His passing will leave us the legacy of his music. His political views, especially on DBS of late, should be laid to rest with his body.

    Comment by Sylvia Klein — January 29, 2014 @ 7:40 PM

  5. wonderful music and deeply committed to america and its freedoms. he was 92 in 2011. the brain can only deal in absolutes at that age. age has its inexorable decline just like illness.

    Comment by Judith Grayson — January 29, 2014 @ 8:24 PM

  6. In a Jewish paper, we can tend to judge people in one dimension: was he for us or against us? Peter Seeger was a good man who did – and created – many good things. Nobody is perfect.

    Comment by Anthony Kent — January 29, 2014 @ 10:13 PM

  7. I agree. Pete Seeger was for peace between all people. Moreover, if there was complete peace, there wouldn't be the problem of the boycott or subsequent BDS.

    Comment by Nancy Dudwick — January 29, 2014 @ 11:08 PM

  8. Agree with Sylvia Klein. He was a musician…but doubtfully understood the reality of the Middle East, as meany other "celebrities". Some of them become activist for the "flavour of the mont"..That is marketing.

    Comment by Ariel Snachule — January 30, 2014 @ 12:02 AM

  9. Not everyone agreed with Seeger, but a lot of us liked his music.

    Comment by Betty Mulvihill — January 30, 2014 @ 12:04 AM

  10. Seeger retracted his support for BDS three days after he endorsed it. He never did say what he did believe in terms of boycotts prior to his death.

    Comment by Charlie Hall — January 30, 2014 @ 12:46 AM

  11. Seeger retracted his support for BDS three days after he endorsed it. He never did say what he did believe in terms of boycotts prior to his death.

    Comment by Charlie Hall — January 30, 2014 @ 12:46 AM

  12. Seeger was a lifelong member of the Communist Party, and he followed the Communist line about Israel as he did on all issues. The laudatory eulogies for Seeger in the press have omitted ention of his Communist allegiance. He was a good folk singser, but not a helpful political influence

    Comment by Anonymous — January 30, 2014 @ 3:17 AM

  13. Seeger left the Communist Party some time in the 1950s, as did most members, after the excesses and crimes of Stalin became known to them.

    Comment by Ralph G. Seliger — January 30, 2014 @ 4:22 AM

  14. Kind of Ironic donating royalties form Turn Turn Turn (a song taken from Ecclesiastics) to an Anti-Israel group.

    Comment by Rosally Saltsman — January 30, 2014 @ 1:18 PM

  15. shame he was anti semetic

    Comment by Judith Chesney — January 30, 2014 @ 1:48 PM

  16. I agree with you…ironic

    Comment by Judith Chesney — January 30, 2014 @ 1:49 PM

  17. anti Israel? anti Israel demoliship Palestinian houses isn't anti Israel, it's anti racism.

    Comment by Alan Family-schechner — January 31, 2014 @ 12:15 AM

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