Bob Dylan’s boot heels won’t be wanderin’ to China during this year’s world tour. It seems that the Chinese government took a look at Mr. Dylan’s curriculum vitae, noticed his status as a “countercultural icon”, and decided to declare the Bard of Brooklyn persona non grata in the People’s Republic.
This is richly ironic, considering the esteem in which Mr. Dylan and his idol Woody Guthrie always held Red China, Red Russia, Red Cuba, Red Vietnam, and all the other Red Paradises that littered the 20th century with corpses and human misery.
Do you think he needs a weatherman to know the direction of the heavenly wind?
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