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Top 10 Most Patriotic Songs Ever: Nation Readers Speak

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While July 4th memories are still fresh, I want to thank all of you who sent comments and suggestions to my list of the top 12 patriotic songs ever. Needless to say, such a list is impossible to get right, as many were quick to remind me.

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Peter Rothberg
Peter Rothberg
Peter Rothberg, the Nation's Associate Publisher, has been writing a blog covering the world of activism since 2003...

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The best way to support the troops is to make every effort to keep them out of harm's way.

I was rightly chided by more than one reader for neglecting Bob Dylan, denounced as a bigot for ignoring hip-hop and called an unprintable name, perhaps with due cause, for including a Dave Matthews cover of Neil Young. I also received a stream of Lee Greenwood and Toby Keith links "so I can hear what music real Americans listen to."

Best of all were the great suggestions, my favorites of which include songs by Leonard Cohen, Peter, Paul & Mary, James Brown and Marvin Gaye. Go here to listen to the full list of Nation readers' most patriotic songs ever.

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