Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Laughing at goodness, cheering at grief

Hmmm. What is it about some liberals at concert halls and live theater?

Bookworm excerpts part of a Jay Nordlinger column - his account of a recent visit to Carnegie Hall, where the sophisticated audience laughed at something they were meant to see as a good thing. That's bad enough.

But back in April, Peggy Noonan wrote a column that haunts me. In this case, the audience cheered what they were meant to see as tragic. If the second section of 'Raisin' and Falling doesn't upset you, I don't know what would. I wouldn't read it right before bedtime. It gave me nightmares. (And, like I said, it still haunts me.)

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