In addition to its poisonous political effects in Germany, the composer’s anti-Semitism helped solidify anti-Jewish myths in Western music that persist to this day.
The Case Against Richard Wagner
Mike Pompeo Rejects One of the Myths of the Palestinian Refugees
Since the beginning of the year, the outgoing secretary of state has been using his Twitter account to tout his department’s various accomplishments during his tenure. Among these, notes Jimmy Quinn, lay an important statement explaining the 2018 decision to cease funding the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA): “it’s estimated [that less than] 200,000 Arabs displaced in 1948 are still alive and most others are not refugees.” Quinn explains: