Prague

After fifty years as a music critic, I finally made it to La Scala. What was I missing? Everything

  The city’s Museum of Communism is shabby and rather strange, but it should be

‘The post-1989 temptation in Prague has been two-fold. The first has been to legislate the totalitarian past out of existence, the second has been to copy the liberal West blindly at a lag of 20 years’