“I love strong women, the stronger the better” Leonard Cohen On Hillary Clinton, Madonna, & The Political Primacy Of The Individual (1992)

Would you vote for Hillary Clinton?


Yes, rather than vote for her husband. I love strong women, the stronger the better. I also love Madonna. She is strong and intelligent. She is the kind of feminist who is not trying to look like men, but uses men’s preference for the female. It’s what called ‘pussy-power’. But I think we need a new kind of equality where one does not feel like a man or woman but like an individual. The new kind of democracy that is coming is going to be about the individual. We have always talked about the masses overall, and it has been a mistake. The changes must come from the individual.


Leonard Cohen


Village Idiot Leonard by Majse Njor (Gaffa: Nov 1992) [via Google Translate]. Thanks to Gordana Stupar, who alerted me to this article.

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 Mar 13, 2016.

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