Leonard Cohen Video Of The Day: Democracy (Spoken Word) 1995

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Maybe it’s the sunglasses he’s wearing – or the podium on which he’s leaning – or the backdrop of an American flag that transforms into a bar code -  or the ominous instrumental soundtrack – or the komboloi (worry beads) – or the closeups of Cohen’s face – or …, but for whatever reason, there’s a surreal, visionary tone that imparts an angst-provoking ambiguity to this 1995 video of Leonard Cohen reciting his poem, “Democracy.”

Leonard Cohen – Democracy
United States of Poetry: 1995
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