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I was reminded today of Dar Williams' "The Pointless, Yet Poignant, Crisis Of A Co-Ed" (what a great title!). Check out the opening stanza:

I'm not a leader, I'm not a left-wing rhetoric mobilizing force of one,
But there was a time way back, many years ago in college, don't laugh,
But I thought I was a radical, I ran the Hemp Liberation League with my boyfriend,
It was true love, with a common cause and besides that, he was a Sagittarius.
I like the whole song, but it also contains one of my favorite lines ever written:
I am older now, I know the rise and gradual fall of a daily victory.

Bruce Wilder (www):
[Completely off-topic post deleted. -EV]
10.11.2006 3:22pm
You should post the rest of the song. It's really quite cogent and topical, dealing with the flaws in activism and the malaise affecting the Left today.
10.11.2006 3:53pm
Christopher M (mail):
It reminds me a little of Bob Dylan's song "My Back Pages":
Good and bad, I defined these terms
Quite clear, no doubt, somehow.
Ah, but I was so much older then,
I'm younger than that now.
10.11.2006 6:24pm
Hanah Volokh (mail) (www):
I didn't know that anyone outside Bryn Mawr knew who Dar Williams is.
10.11.2006 6:36pm
For such a powerful legal mind you have decidedly pantywaist taste in music. I say this as a Dar (and VC) fan. Try Catie Curtis - you'll like.
10.11.2006 7:44pm
Steve Vladeck (mail):
My favorite line is slightly earlier in the song:

"And another thing -- what kind of a name is Students Against the Treacherous Use of Fur? Fur is already dead and besides a name like that doesn't make a good acroynm."

And I second Guntram on Catie Curtis, too...
10.11.2006 8:08pm