To Cancel or Not to Cancel?

[A TV reporter]  wanted to know how I came to terms with a Jew-hater like Richard Wagner.  I replied spontaneously: ‘There were, and there are, many fine people on earth, but none of them has written Tristan or Meistersinger.’ … And I also read that the great Jewish musician, Hanns Eisler, had asked for the score of Tristan und Isolde on his deathbed.

Marcel Reich-Ranicki, The Author of Himself: The Life of Marcel Reich-Ranicki

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