‘Wernher von Braun’ Updated

Even when his satirical political songs
were hits on the television airwaves
of the 1960s, pianist Tom Lehrer still
found them up against censorship by
the networks.
In 2015, a young songwriter has
expanded on Lehrer’s satire of how the
U.S. co-opted former Nazis like Wernher 
von Braun into its defense establishment. 
DeGhetaldi’s rendition takes his audience
from Vietnam, to CIA involvement in
South American regime change, and to 
the media manipulation aims of Project 
Mockingbird.

Expanded and Performed by Kylan deGhetaldi

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