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In Israel we only reject Germany where it does not matter." But those who seek to exonerate Wagner by differentiating between the composer and the pamphleteer have another problem: the argument that anti-semitism underpins not only his philosophy, but his music. "For me music, per se, cannot be anti-semitic," he says, "though its context may be - a distasteful parody or racist text for instance.

In Israel we only reject Germany where it does not matter." But those who seek to exonerate Wagner by differentiating between the composer and the pamphleteer have another problem: the argument that anti-semitism underpins not only his philosophy, but his music. "For me music, per se, cannot be anti-semitic," he says, "though its context may be - a distasteful parody or racist text for instance.

"We have German cars now, we have German electric machines in our homes.

Around 150 years ago, a failed composer and revolutionary used an assumed name to publish his latest 25-page pamphlet.

Although Richard Wagner's ideas were to find their final form 20 years later in his opera cycle The Ring, his early attempts at philosophy reflect recognisably Wagnerian concerns: that nature is destroyed by industry; that it is unnatural to pursue power at the expense of love; that capitalism is corrupt; that the state often at odds with the people; that we live in an age where entertainment is considered more important than art. But what people today remember from Wagner's quasi-philosophical period is his contention that it was the Jews who were responsible for much that was going wrong in art and society.

We have regular relations between our governments and armies, but we seek to ban Wagner. Because there is no money tied up in culturally elite activities like music.

No one suffers financially if we refuse to play Wagner or Beethoven.

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