Photo: Robert Goddyn
United States, 1952
author The Politics of Opera

Mitchell Cohen

Mitchell Cohen is Professor of Political Theory at the City University of New York. He specializes in the political theory of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and in contemporary European politics. Between 1991 and 2009, he was co-editor (wit Michael Walzer) of the cultural-political journal Dissent, which still frequently publishes his articles. His essays also appeared in The New York Times Book ReviewThe Times Literary Supplement and Les Temps Modernes. His work The Politics of Opera (2017) received the Prose Award for Music of the Association of American Publishers and was named one of the best books of 2017 in the London Evening Standard. He is currently working on a new book, The Political Passions of Richard Wagner.

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Journal Nexus

Nexus 83

Wat regeert de wereld?
Journal Nexus

Nexus 67

School der beschaving
Journal Nexus

Nexus 56

De terugkeer van de spoken
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 47

Klassieken, kunst en kitsch
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 37


Speaker at


Nexus Conference 2019

The Ring or What Will Rule the World

Sunday 10 November 2019 9.30 – 16.00 National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam


Gustav Mahler’s Ultimate Questions

The Questor Hero

14 May 2011 9.40 - 17.30 Het Muziektheater Amsterdam
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Nexus Symposium

The Return of the Ghosts

11 November 2010 13.30 - 17.45 Auditorium Tilburg University


Arts and Education

Living European Values

23 October 2004 09.00 - 17.00 Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlijn


Nexus Conference 1999

No Place for Cosmopolitans?

8 October 1999 9.35 - 21.45 Tilburg University