Opinion From Wagner to Roger Waters: Should We Sanction Musicians Who Hold Odious Ideas About Jews?

It’s the one cultural boycott Israel backs: An informal ban on public performances of Hitler’s favorite composer, Richard Wagner. Musicians can be anti-Semitic – but can their music?

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It happens every few years. A leading conductor or some other music authority seeks to play the music of Richard Wagner in Israel. The attempt generates a controversy, and those in charge ultimately apologize...