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IRIS DeMENT’S WASTELAND PROVOKES INTENSE DEBATE

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

When Iris DeMent wrote Wasteland Of The Free in 1996, it angered conservatives in America, war veterans and some politicians. The five-minute song denounces religious and political hypocrisy and corruption, government and corporate attacks on workers' wages, the great and growing gap between rich and poor. But the singer was ...