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Was John Lennon a closet Marxist?

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2007-06-30 00:29:49

I don't know the answer, so I'll just comment as follows: John

Lennon was unconventional and a rebel. Like many other young people

in the 1960s and early 1970s, he opposed American involvement in

Vietnam. At that time many young people in the US and other Western

countries were - usually in a somewhat vague sense - socialists.

This doesn't mean that they were dogmatic Marxists except in a

handful of cases. John Lennon made fun of Christianity but that

doesn't make him a Marxist. If he had been a Marxist, why would he

have been a closet Marxist? I done see why he would have

felt any need to hide it. This isn't an answer, but it may help.


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