If you think George Bush didn’t cause any lasting damage, talk to Will Kaufman.
Kaufman, from Montclair, NJ, has been living abroad for 30 years, and is currently a Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Central Lancashire in England.
Towards the end of the Bush administration, Kaufman finally decided he had to show his European brethren another side of America besides the right wing rhetoric that had taken over the headlines, the airwaves and the international cafe chatter.
To do so, he drew on his own experience as a folk musician, and created “Woody Guthrie: Hard Times and Hard Travellin,” a performance piece based on the American political scene of the early 20th century and Guthrie’s radicalization during the same period.
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