Dead White Men Go Dancing: CC Selections in Song

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Sometimes Bwog procrastinates by reading Bwog. While digging through our archives, we found this gem of a playlist by 2006 CC prof Dermot Albert Ryan.

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Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy

The Police: “Spirits in the Material World”

Locke, Second Treatise of Government

The Beatles: “Mother Nature’s Son”

Hebrew Bible, Ecclesiastes

The Byrds: “Turn! Turn! Turn!”

New Testament, Gospels

The Velvet Underground: “Jesus”

Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

The White Stripes: “We’re Going to be Friends”

De Las Casas, On the Just Causes for War Against the Indians

Neil Young: “Cortez the Killer”

Machiavelli, The Prince

The Clash: “I Fought the Law”

Listen to the full playlist here, courtesy of David Fine.

Any other suggestions? Leave them in the comments!

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  1. bob dylan  

    the quran: rainy day women #12 and 35 by bob dylan

  2. not-yet cheered up charlie  

    please dont post something racist about muslim people-
    its not cool to hate

  3. these  

    mozlems? you know the 6th pillar is jihad? according to the ccsc study guide that is

  4. alum

    Nice throwback Bwog, Dermit was an awesome CC prof!

  5. Bossjan Nachbar  

    D-Fine with the clutch as always

  6. this a little too easy, but...  

    Leviathan: Ramones- I Don't Wanna Be Learned/I Don't Wanna Be Tamed (

    Also, Old Testament-half of all the reggae songs ever made. Especially: Desmond Dekker-Israelites ( or The Congos-Children Crying ( and Sodom and Gomorrow (

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