Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Professor Carson Holloway of the University of Nebraska has pointed out the powerful and in some cases very explicit prof-life sentiments in some of Leonard Cohen's songs, including "The Future," "Diamonds in the Mine," and (depending on the interpretation) "Dance Me to the End of Love" and "The Story of Isaac." Some supporters of abortion have noticed these sentiments, and registered their complaints. It is characteristic of Cohen to break stereotypes and express views that may be sharply at odds with the views of most of his fans. He is certainly a complicated and difficult-to-categorize guy.