Letter: In Brief

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The Independent Culture
Sir: George Steiner in his Proms Lecture (Podium, 12 August) muses on the "narcotic magic" of the music of Wagner inspiring the "contrary visions" of Nazism in Adolf Hitler and Zionism in Theodore Herzel. This contradiction would not be so "unfathomable" to the continuing victims of the latter doctrine: the Palestinians. From their viewpoint, one group of people has been encouraged to dominate, dispossess and exclude another.

CLAIRE DABBAGH

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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