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On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 3: Beckmesser, Kissinger and the Klinghoffer Controversy

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Playing out before us is the Wagner situation redux. In anticipation of the Metropolitan Opera's new production of The Death of Klinghoffer.

Politicians, Public Servants, and Statesmen

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

By an act against self-interest, or by voluntary retirement from office, or by simply taking the long-term national interest into account, an elected official may suddenly become a public servant.

Pray for America on Tuesday: A Picture Worth 158 years

Peter Samuelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Samuelson

Today at least, in St. Louis, America looked back on one of the darkest moments in its history, and resoundingly told Judge Taney to go to hell.