Pete Seeger, In Memoriam
The same objection, that once "the Nazis invaded Russia, the Party line changed and the Almanac Singers began beating the drums for war," was made on the "Hard Left" by CounterPunch's Noel Ignatiev, himself a problematic figure "best known for his work on race and social class and for his call to abolish the white race" — Pete Seeger: a Dissenting View.
In contrast, writing for The American Conservative, The Guardian's Neil Clark writes, "The late folk singer kept his attachment to peace and place as the New Left started culture wars" — Pete Seeger’s Conservative Socialism. Mr. Clask quotes Mr. Seeger from a 1995 interview:
- I like to say I’m more conservative than [Barry] Goldwater. He just wanted to turn the clock back to when there was no income tax. I want to turn the clock back to when people lived in small villages and took care of each other.