Furrowing through my library for something completely unrelated, I found another envelope of documents, which changes the narrative of the Symphony of the New World conflict. The question changes to ‘how did a seating dispute become a psychotic situation characterized by regime vs. dissidents?’
Here are the relevant documents at hand. You may click the blog thumbnails of these documents to get a full-sized version.
Letter to Benjamin Patterson from the New York State Council on the Arts:
Article in the New York Times by Donal Henahan:
Letter to the editor about Donal Henahan’s article by Harry Smyles, which uses the word ‘regime.’