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Woody Guthrie went through WWII with a piece of cardboard pasted to the top of his guitar: ‘This machine kills fascists.’He really wanted his guitar to help win the war against Hitler. When Woody went into a hospital in 1952 … I put something similar on my banjo: ‘This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.’

—Pete Seeger
Hear Karen Michel’s interview with the 93-year-old folk legend from today’s Weekend Edition.
Photo by David Bernz.

    Woody Guthrie went through WWII with a piece of cardboard pasted to the top of his guitar: ‘This machine kills fascists.’He really wanted his guitar to help win the war against Hitler. When Woody went into a hospital in 1952 … I put something similar on my banjo: ‘This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.’

    —Pete Seeger

    Hear Karen Michel’s interview with the 93-year-old folk legend from today’s Weekend Edition.

    Photo by David Bernz.