He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1998 for his biography “Whittaker Chambers” (Random House), about a key figure in the Alger Hiss spy trial.
Um, right. And David was a “key figure” in the later career of Goliath. And Die Frau ohne Schatten is an anti-abortion opera.
Memo to the L.A. Times culture desk: get some culture. Fast.