Johnny Cash's leftist roots

Jim Farmelant farmelantj at
Thu Sep 18 12:01:15 MDT 2003

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On Thu, 18 Sep 2003 12:29:27 -0400 Emrah Goker <eg577 at>
> I'm totally out of my musical & cultural league here, but Cash later
> (1980)
> stood here, right?:

Cash was a man of contradictions.   That sort of flagwaving
patriotism was certainly a part of what was he was about,
as was the evangelical Christianity and the left populism.
Not exactly a formula for a coherent political philosophy
but nevertheless did lead to some great music.

Jim F.

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