A Night at the Opera

October 22, 2014 1:26 PM

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Walter Russell Mead is a professor of foreign policy and humanities at Bard College.

When they told me last spring that the Met was going to present a controversial, anti-Semitic opera, my first response was to wonder why the Met would be launching a new Ring production so soon after the Giant Popsicle Sticks fiasco of the last one. After all, anti-Semitism is to Wagner, a great com...

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