Thoughts on Elvis Presley — on this anniversary of his death

Elvis died August 16, 1977 in Memphis.  He was the King — of Rock and Roll, we all know that. But he might have been another kind of king as well…

August 21,  2002, The King of Anti-fascism

The 25th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death has passed, and news reports have stressed his continuing influence on music, culture, and race relations. But those reports have missed Elvis’s greatest achievement: as a cultural immune response to totalitarianism.

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