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A Golden Age of Opera
A Golden Age of Opera
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A Cure for What Ails Us

Don Pasquale and L’Elisir D’Amore show the deeper meaning of comedy. Political types should take note.

A Golden Age of Opera
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Go See “The Pearl Fishers” in HD Near You This Saturday

The Met in HD program will broadcast rarely seen opera to 2,000 theaters.

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Infowar

Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.

Recessional

Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

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