“[The Law is] about our current dismal catastrophe. It’s about the Age of Post-Guilt. Guilt has been given a very bad name… Actually it’s the only way that we know that we’ve done something wrong.” Leonard Cohen

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[The Law is] about our current dismal catastrophe. It’s about the Age of Post-Guilt. Guilt has been given a very bad name. There are entire medical industries that are devoted to describing guilt as a disease. Actually it’s the only way that we know that we’ve done something wrong.

 

Leonard Cohen1

 

 

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Guilt has gotten a lot of bad press lately. Guilt is the only way we know we’ve done something wrong.

 

 

Leonard Cohen2

 

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Yes, guilt is a very underestimated emotion. It has a lot of bad press today, guilt has. Actually, it is the only way we know when we’re doing a wrong thing.

 

 

Leonard Cohen3

 

Leonard Cohen – The Law
Warsaw: March 22, 1985
Video by musicloveraustria2

 

Credit Due Department: 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 Sep 2, 2017.

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  1. Introduction to “The Law” at the June 8, 1985 San Francisco show. Accessed at Leonard Cohen Prologues – The Law []
  2. Introduction to “The Law” at the June 9, 1985 Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, Accessed at the review of the show by Ethlie Ann Vare in Billboard (June 29, 1985) []
  3. Introduction to “The Law” at the December 4, 1988 Mannheim concert, Accessed at Leonard Cohen Prologues – The Law []

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