If there's a weakness in the show, it's Jacklin's apoliticality
Egon Voss's "Socialism and the 'Free Development of Art': Karl Amadeus Hartmann's Opera Simplicius Simplicissimus" engages the political by quite frankly detailing the degree of Hartmann's public apoliticality
and private sympathy for socialist ideals (often encoded in his works) without actually identifying, even privately, with Socialist (to say nothing of Communist) party politics.
While early analyses display an interesting tension between the assertions of Welty's apoliticality
and the suggestion that "Keela" criticizes the abuse and stereotypes of African Americans, more recent readings deliberately accentuate the text's political dimension.
A major change in Evangelical ethos took place in the 1970s, when the Moral Majority and its successors and rivals broke with the traditional apoliticality
of the Baptist tradition in particular and sought actively to influence the course of national politics, culture, and morality in a conservative direction.