Politics and Leonard Bernstein…

Bernstein's sex appeal didn't exactly hurt his pop-culture popularity

In the Newsweek article “The Original Cultural Warrior”, Jeremy McCarter looks at the ways that Leonard Bernstein’s music combined forms of low and high art, challenging today’s unfortunate conservative political narrative which crucifies cultural “elitism”.

Money quote:

..consider how, at this year’s Republican convention, Barack Obama was mocked by the multimillionaire former mayor of New York City and prominent opera buff Rudy Giuliani for being “cosmopolitan.”

Check out the entire article here.

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