Phil Ochs during a Vietnam moratorium demonstration in New York City in 1967. (Michael Ochs/PBS)

Richard Just was right on when he proclaimed that “Phil Ochs is the obscure ’60s folk singer we need today” [Outlook, Jan. 29]. Ochs was the voice of the generation that brought an end to the Vietnam War, rallied the civil rights movement and accomplished much more. As Just rightly noted, “his songs offer an exceptionally compelling tour of the deepest questions currently confronting liberals — questions about democracy, dissent and human decency in a grim political age.”

Ochs, not Bob Dylan, deserved the Nobel Prize in literature.

Gregory D. Squires, Washington