Q: What is your political stance? Leonard Cohen: “Pure Survival”

What is your political stance?


It is a stance of pure survival. I believe that a human being must defend his beliefs against wind and tide. Whatever position he believes he has to adopt, he must do so. If you think you have to fight, you must, and if you think you should hide, do that. That is my political stance – a question of survival.



Leonard Cohen


Leonard Cohen Words And Silences by Constantino Romero (1974). Republished in Rockdelux 356 (December 2016). Via Google Translate. Photo by Pete Purnell.

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 Jan 20, 2018.

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