Honest U.S. isolationists last week got some help from recorded music that they would rather not have received. Released by the "Almanac Singers," a carefully anonymous Manhattan Communist ensemble, was an album of seven Songs for John Doe.
Professionally performed with new words to old folk tunes, John Doe's singing scrupulously echoed the mendacious Moscow tune: Franklin Roosevelt is lead ing an unwilling people into a J. P. Morgan war. The ballad of Billy Boy observes that
It wouldn't be much thrill
To die for Du Pont in Brazil.
Chorus of The Ballad of October...