Sunday, January 22, 2017

365 Days of Dylan, Day 22 Masters of War

365 Days of Dylan, Day 22 Masters of War from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. Lyrics.

This song has been in heavy rotation this week as our new president convenes his cabinet of generals. Led me to seek wisdom in the words of a past president and general.

I hate war as only a solider who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity. - Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Dylan performed "Masters of War" in 1990 at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Hall at West Point on the eve of Eisenhower's 100th birthday. "Times They Are A-Changin': It's Dylan at West Point." (NY Times) 


We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex - Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Some powerful versions of this song by Dylan and others.



+NPR Songs We Love: Charles Lloyd & The Marvels, 'Masters Of War (Feat. Lucinda Williams)'



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