Leonard Cohen on America, the Soviet Union, Maoists, & President Reagan

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Well, I love America. I have defended America all the time, especially when European intellectuals found it de rigueur to attack America, and were proposing first of all that the Soviet Union had the answer to human destiny, and even more so when the Maoists really had a message for industrial America — as I used to say, ‘From the lovely people who brought you bound feet.’ I’ve always defended America, especially against the shameful performance of European intellectuals. Even President Reagan knew far more about what was really going on.

 

 

Leonard Cohen

 

From A Purple Haze To A Purple Patch by Adam Sweeting (The Canberra Times: July 24, 1994)

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted May 3, 2017.

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