This chapter focuses on the blacklisting of Richard Dyer-Bennet in the United States. It explains that American folk music has long been associated with leftist politics, and that Dyer-Bennet took part in a number of activities for all the right reasons but in support of causes and organizations that attracted the attention of members of the government. The chapter also highlights the fact that Dyer-Bennet was implicated in the testimony of his old friend Burl Ives.
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