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Thread #142469 Message #3285458
Posted By: Acorn4
05-Jan-12 - 06:28 PM
Thread Name: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
Subject: RE: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
I suppose EM's view of religion is an aspect that hasn't cropped up yet.
Early British socialism was very bound up with the nonconformist churches, Keir Hardie as just one example being profoundly religious. Marxism/Stalinism, with it's stress on atheism had little to do with English tradition and was, to all intents and purposes a foreign import.