Ghost Words from the Past
[First published in the August 2023 issue of Druthers newspaper.]
When I was a young conservatory student back in 1974, I ran across a book in the University library titled The Marxist Minstrels: A Handbook on Communist Subversion of Music. My young mind was fascinated with this idea, and I voraciously read through the book. I have always been interested in Marxism and Leninism. Not because I resonate with the ideology, but because I am fascinated how people throughout history have insisted that they can create systems in conflict with human nature and think they will flourish.
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