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Our war on Xmas: listening to BOB DYLAN’s Christmas album! Is this a joke — or a tragedy? SEAN WILENTZ explains — he’s official historian at the official Bob Dylan website (he also teaches history at Princeton.) READ Sean Wilentz on Dylan’s Xmas album HERE.
PLAYLIST: “Here Comes Santa Claus”; “I’ll Be Home for Xmas”; “Must Be Santa,” “Winter Wonderland”; “O Little Town of Bethlehem” (originally broadcast 11/11/09).
Plus: Egypt: The year in review. From the glorious Arab Spring in Tahrir Square to the disturbing election results this month–ADAM SHATZ comments. His essay “Whose Egypt?” appears in the London Review of Books, HERE.
Also: American politics: the year in review. HAROLD MEYERSON looks at the Republicans, the Democrats, and the Occupyers. Harold writes a column for the Washington Post op-ed page and is editor-at-large of The American Prospect.