As a genuine gesture of good will, and also as a point of interest, I'd like to steer our attention away for a moment from the below thread regarding the Anthony Tommasini Wozzeck review.
Awhile back, I stumbled across a very conversational, honest and quite moving personal essay by Mr. Tommasini. In it, he discusses his thoughts and memories about the early days of the AIDS crisis. Forgive me if this is something everyone has already read.
The debate continues!
And the essay can be found here.