My name is Barry Seldes. Welcome to my blog!
I'm most interested in how political power and social forces affect artistic and creative expression. To that end I've written a book, Leonard Bernstein: The Political Life of an American Musician, to be published by University of California Press in May, 2009.* I will be happy to engage with you, and/or moderate discussions, on issues raised in and/or about my book. However, I hope that we will comment on all kinds of cultural-political matters of importance. I look forward to interesting discussions and debates. I also invite you to post items that complement our forum.
*Click here to link to my book on Amazon. com.