Fleisher, who died on Aug. 2, was not only a Leon but a Leo, which fit. From a young age, he was a celebrity in the world of classical music, which loomed larger in mid-20th-century American culture than it does today.
State funerals are high and mighty, sometimes surreal occasions, solemn and full of formality, and, contrarily, stretched to the limits of theatrical and historical high drama. For such an effect, the […]
The presence and participation of the two presidents, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, was practically an ode to embracing bipartisanship, as opposed to a eulogy for it, as well as a kind of affront to the absence of President Donald Trump.
McCain had qualities that might have inspired us moving forward: humor, the experience of suffering, a heroic nature, principles and honor, a natural optimism about American virtues and the nation’s future.