Monday, November 3, 2014

Why Culture Matters

As per Mark Steyn-politics is the here and now. Culture is the long game. 

"A Jewish dancer who stars in the controversial opera The Death of Klinghoffer, now playing at the Met, said that since starring in the show, he has become “confused” about which side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict he identifies with."

“As someone who’s been raised pro-Israel, who’s a Jew, who grew up in a country that is pro-Israel, I never knew anything about Palestine or Palestinians,” said Jesse Kovarsky, who plays a Palestinian terrorist named Omar, in a recent interview with Heeb magazine. “And to be invited into this opera and encouraged to study that history, I’ve been exposed to a world that I totally… I’m confused by my own upbringing in terms of how I see the conflict, how I see it now.”