Leonard Cohen Laments Artists “Offering Slogans, Not Commitments”

I don’t have the chops to comment sociologically. Maybe I’m just getting cranky and old, but there’s very little in the public realm that’s not gibberish to me. There’s very little real commitment – the artists are doing exactly what the politicians are doing: Staying right at the surface, not really committing to anything, just taking easy party positions. They may be on the right side, but they’re offering slogans, not commitments.1


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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 March 26, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.


  1. From Leonard Cohen and the Death of Cool by David Sprague (Your Flesh Magazine: 1992). []

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