Thursday, February 07, 2008

Politics Update

No, this is not about Mitt Romney's withdrawal from the presidential race. This post is about something far more crucial, an additional to my Super Tuesday post on the intersections of music and politics. Charles Noble has written an excellent interpretation of Lorin Maazel's response to conservative criticism on the NY Phil's tour to North Korea. Charles takes poet Paul Lake to task for writing of "the poison of multiculturalism," rightly pointing out that "understanding and context do not equal condoning or endorsing," and that understanding will lead to solving the important conflicts.

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