Vladislav Davidzon

Vladislav Davidzon, Tablet's European culture correspondent, is a Russian-American writer, translator, and critic. He was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and lives in Paris.

Did Richard Wagner Inspire Hitler or Did He Inspire ‘Star Wars’? And Does It Matter?

The whole question of modernity, in new assessments of the German composer and his work

Anti-Semitic Comedian Dieudonné in Hot Water With French Authorities

Provocateur’s legal woes coincide with rising anti-Jewish sentiment in Paris

Sigmund Freud’s Sicko Grandson: Cruel Lover, Terrible Father, One Hell of a Painter

Two new biographical studies and dual exhibits in Vienna plumb the psychodrama of the great Lucian Freud

Women of the Gulag: From Stalin to Pussy Riot

A new history and film remind amnesiac Russia of the individual lives shattered and disfigured by Stalinist oppression

French Court Convicts ‘L’Antisémite’ Director

Dieudonné M’bala M’bala guilty of incitement to hatred, racial discrimination

All That Is Solid Melts Into Berman: The Unkempt Emperor of New York Intellectuals

The late political theorist, Marxist philosopher, and urbanist, who died this year, was my teacher and spiritual guide

A High-Profile Day in French Court

Cases involving National Front leader Marine Le Pen, Holocaust denier Robert Faurisson, and death metal rocker Varg Vikernes

Was Chagall Actually Any Good? The French and British Disagree.

A new show at the Jewish Museum in New York follows contrasting exhibits in Liverpool and Paris

Tensions Build in Advance of Hasidic Pilgrimage

A large cross installed without permits at the site of a mass Rosh Hashanah pilgrimage was recently vandalized with Hebrew graffiti pledging vengeance

Secrets of English World War II Upper-Class Nazi Club Revealed by a Venetian Dandy

A new film about England’s avowed anti-Semites stirs a champion of European tolerance, liberalism, and civilization

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