Peter Rothberg of The Nation emails to say, in part:
Dorian Lynskey's comprehensive new book, 33 Revolutions Per Minute, details the history of the protest song in America and around the world. It's a bracing and informative survey, even if you're familiar with the topic, and it happily got us at The Nation thinking about our favorite all-time protest songs.
Seriously picking a top-ten is an impossible task, but in the interests of getting the conversation started, here are my choices.
Please tell us what you consider the single best protest song of all-time. We'd love to publish your choices in a special post at thenation.com.
I'm not sure that this is my all-time favorite, especially compared to some of Rothberg's choices (1, 4, and 9, especially) but I filled out the form to nominate this for inclusion on any short list: Country Joe and the Fish, "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag."