Cher Public

Funny fascist

Leave it to Opera News to whitewash the revolting reactionary politics of Franco Zeffirelli. According to Fred Plotkin, the late director, who advocated the death penalty for women who have abortions, “mistrusted Italian communists and embraced a stance that, through decades of ever-shifting Italian political definitions, could be called center-right.” And that’s only the beginning of the pandering hagiography.