The joke goes: if you remember the Sixties, you weren’t really there.
It’s bad enough that progressives live in the past — it’s always Mississippi somewhere — but now they’re mis-remembering the names of their betters.
There’s no excuse, Hillary. There’s a Dylan song and everything!
Although come to think of it, you probably don’t like that one very much…
“It wasn’t a song that played naturally into the moral geometry of the civil rights movement, you know, which was very much about the righteous civil rights workers — black and white — against an obdurate segregationist system,” Wilentz says. “This dug a little deeper and made people think a little bit more. … He’s giving you the sound of what it’s like to have your brain screaming because you’re down, because you’re poor.”