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Lisa Hirsch
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Yep.
 
quote: No, you can’t. One can argue about whether to call him a fascist or an authoritarian populist or a grotesque joke made in a nightmare shared between Philip K. Dick and Tom Wolfe, but under any label Trump is a declared enemy of the liberal constitutional order of the United States—the order that has made it, in fact, the great and plural country that it already is. He announces his enmity to America by word and action every day. It is articulated in his insistence on the rightness of torture and the acceptable murder of noncombatants. It is self-evident in the threats he makes daily to destroy his political enemies, made only worse by the frivolity and transience of the tone of those threats. He makes his enmity to American values clear when he suggests that the Presidency holds absolute power, through which he will be able to end opposition—whether by questioning the ownership of newspapers or talking about changing libel laws or threatening to take away F.C.C. licenses. To say “Well, he would not really have the power to accomplish that” is to misunderstand the nature of thin-skinned authoritarians in power. They do not arrive in office and discover, as constitutionalists do, that their capabilities are more limited than they imagined. They arrive, and then make their power as large as they can.
If Trump came to power, there is a decent chance that the American experiment would be over.
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+Mike Knell​ for your amusement. Wish G+ didn't offer me five identities for you.
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If it's YN-S, expect more of the same.
Last month, when James Levine's retirement was finally announced by the Met, Anthony Tommasini and Alex Ross had a mind-meld on one matter. Alex Ross in The New Yorker: The chief failing of the Levine era at the Met was the ...
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There's a series of Germany photos and London photos, but you need to actually visit my blog to see them because they were lined up to post far in advance.
Street Signs, Bayreuth August, 2015 As Daniel Wolf noted, I accidentally posted the photo of Cosoma's sewing kit twice. Oops! Here's a bonus photo to make up for it. If you take a look at a map of Bayreuth, you'll find...
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Nice season.
Jeffrey Kahane goes out with a season any music director should be proud of: LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA 2016-17 SEASON ORCHESTRAL SERIES Saturday, September 24, 2016, 8 pm, Alex Theatre Sunday, September 25, 2016, 7 pm, R...
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Farewell to Ursula Mamlok.
A post to mark the passing of Ursula Mamlok, a composer whose work I am ashamed to say I do not know at all -- this despite a CD of her music that's been here for years and years. Her family was Jewish and she was born in Ber...
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Here´s a surprise: Nicola Luisotti is on his way out.
Nicola Luisotti copyright Terrence McCarthy/San Francisco Opera used courtesy of San Francisco Opera Well, well: here´s a surprise in my mailbox: Music Director Nicola Luisotti will leave San Francisco Opera in two years, a...
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Another originally-announced cast member bites the dust.
Maxim Aksenov has withdrawn from the upcoming San Francisco Opera production of Carmen "for personal reasons." Brian Jagde replaces him in four performances, Adam Diegel in one. This means Jagde is singing Don José in 10 of t...
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Happy Birthday!
Next week in New York City, Cygnus Ensemble presents a lovely program in honor of the late Milton Babbitt's 100th birthday. Specifics “Milton Babbitt Centennial Concert,” featuring Cygnus Ensemble and Elizabeth Farnum Wh...
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Sigh.
Or so you might think, if you listen to KDFC at all. Their announcers have a bizarre new tic: "And next we'll hear music from Claude Debussy." "That was [some work or another], from Antonin Dvorak." No, no, a thousand times n...
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ooopsie.
San Francisco Opera keeps trying to sell me a subscription of some kind for 2016-17 season. I am now up to two emails and three printed letters saying NO NO NO, so I am going to stop replying, but I'm amused by the error in t...
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SFO summer season: Don Carlo
Verdi's great opera Don Carlo(s), by far his most ambitious work, went through many revisions, starting with the excision of some music during rehearsals at the Opera de Paris. The composer prepared additional performing vers...
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Technical and Music Writer; Jujitsu teacher (Berkeley Dan Zan Ryu)
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Technical writer, nidan, alto
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I have more Ring recordings than you do. On Blogger since Oct. 31, 2004. And I have my own jujitsu dojo.
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    Teach jujitsu, 7 - present
  • SUNY Stony Brook
  • Brandeis
  • Laurel Jujitsu
    1982
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