By 1967, the ideological battles had taken their toll on Silber, leading him to sell his shares in Sing Out! and leave the magazine. The following year he began writing for the Guardian and became the executive editor of the magazine in 1972. Besides his editorial duties at these periodicals, he has edited and authored a number of books including Songs of the Civil War, The Vietnam Songbook (with his wife, folksinger Barbara Dane), and Socialism: What Went Wrong. Silber also worked for ten years with Moses Asch at Folkways Records in the late 1950s and 1960s, and helped found Oak Publications in 1960.
~ Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr.