9:00     1997

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At what point does rhetoric become propaganda? " hard, pay taxes, obey the law, and be good citizens...", or words to that effect, recurred regularly during President Clinton's 1996 campaign. It's OK to be gay, for example, if one works hard, pays taxes, etc. The phrase returned in his 1997 State of the Union address. On July 13, 1997, in an article entitled "President Calls Tax Plan Too Little for Middle Class," The New York Times quotes Bill: "But these families work hard, pay their taxes and play by the rules."

Recording: LARVA2: Propaganda

Performances: Music on the Edge: New Electroacoustic Music. University of Pittsburgh, 1998.
Zeppelin: Sons del Poder-Escoltes de la Por, Barcelona, Spain, 2009.

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