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Ben Urwand’s ‘The Collaboration’
Hitler and Hollywood: Six degrees of separation
I’ve just finished reading a remarkable book— and all sorts of links started coming into my mind. It's the story of Hollywood’s obscene collaboration with Germany in the 1930s— one in a chain of collaborations from the Armenian genocide to the Holocaust.
Memories of Philadelphia's countess
Our lady in London: The countess who saved Franklin's last house
Lady Mary Bessborough was a native Philadelphian, a British countess and above all a woman with a sense of history in the best meaning of that term.
New light on Beethoven's Fifth
The pedestrian truth about Beethoven's Fifth
Where do musicians find their inspiration? A letter from Beethoven to his musicologist second cousin Moishe Gunzburg, recently discovered in a closet in my West Philadelphia apartment, sheds new and startling light on the origins of the great composer's most famous symphony.