From SpiegelOnLine – by Dirk Kurbjuweit:
In German politics, this pathos [found in Heidegger, Schiller] ceased to be possible after Hitler, in contrast to the United States or France. Germans can still relish in the music of Wagner, as long as they take the position that the music is innocent or that they don’t care about the political context of art. Then it becomes an innocent pathos. This is one of the aspects of Germans’ enjoyment of Wagner.