With Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull on tour in 2023, we turn to an archive piece from their Golden Anniversary tour, in which we pointed out that the Voice never much liked the lads from England. Is it time to give the old sod on the park bench a break?
“Hoffman is a patriot who has fought the Good Fight to waken his fellow Americans to the corruption of their own traditional ideals. Like Tom Paine, he is a classic example of philosophic and poetic dramatist of public Ideals”
“The rumor had Nixon plotting to use election-eve violence as an excuse for massive repression of students and blacks, mass arrests, and suspension of Constitutional guarantees to keep the dissenters behind bars... The rumor was really saying that a Reichstag fire was in the works.”
“Ten years after the American moon landing — 20 since Sputnik 1 — astronauts and space-race lore have receded enough into the past to warrant rethinking. Tom Wolfe tells the early space story as if it were myth, and it is.”