Revolution and the demise of the protest song
According to music critic Dorian Lynskey, protest music isn't what it used to be. In his new book, "33 Revolutions Per Minute," Lynskey looks at some of the best-known protest songs from Billie Holiday to Green Day and examines the cultural circumstances that produced them. Sociologist Richard Flacks joins Lynskey to discuss the history and future of protest music. Originally broadcast June 2nd, 2011.
- Dorian Lynskey: author of 33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs. He writes for the Guardian, The Word, Q, Spin and Empire.
- Richard Flacks: former emeritus professor of sociology at University of California-Santa Barbara, host of Culture of Protest, a weekly radio program that has been focusing on the music of protest for the past 29 years