Music

CHINESE NATIONAL ANTHEM

A survivor all the way from Mao to Markets

THE INTERNATIONALE —
USSR RENDITION

While not necessarily authoritarian, this version
served an authoritarian regime.

NORTH KOREAN NATIONAL
ANTHEM

A musically complex assertion of might

OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE

Championing short back and sides haircuts and unswerving patriotism

THE GREEN BERETS

Pro Vietnam War song

STAND BY YOUR MAN

The traditional role of the dutiful wife

THE WORLD NEEDS A FEW MORE REDNECKS

Redneck priced from the Charlie Daniels Band

GOD BLESS THE USA

Staunch patriotism from Lee Greenwood

LAND OF HOPE AND GLORY

Celebrating the power and glory of the British Empire

WHAT DID YOU LEARN IN SCHOOL
TODAY ?

A witty reminder not to believe everything that your teacher tells you

THE JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY

A send-up of this ultra -conservative organisation

I'M CHANGING MY NAME TO
FANNIE MAE

An irreverent take on the banking crisis

VENCEREMOS

We Will Overcome — Chilean progressive political anthem

THE EVE OF DESTRUCTION

Iconic anti-war song from the Vietnam era

THE INTERNATIONALE

contemporary, mildly irreverent swing version that would nevertheless be enjoyed by leftists of a liberal persuasion.

PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER

Patti Smith's hit has a new life among the Wall Street Occupiers.

NOW!

Lena Horne's powerful civil rights song — to a familiar old tune.

ASSHOLE FROM EL PASO

Chinga Chavin's controversial counter to Okie from Muskogee

MY FATHER

a peculiarly moving tribute to an unknown but special sort of American

THE BALLAD OF HARRY POLLITT

Lampooning the former British Communist leader

THE FOLK SONG ARMY

A send-up of protest songs and their singers

TAXMAN

Popular anti-tax song from The Beatles

CAPITALISM

Libertarian economic values advocated by rock musicians