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Commentary: Inventor's Opera Turn

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Commentary: Inventor's Opera Turn

Commentary: Inventor's Opera Turn

Commentary: Inventor's Opera Turn

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Commentator Andrei Codrescu tells about an opera called Violet Fire, based on the life of pioneering inventor Nikola Tesla. Tesla lived from 1856 to 1943. While he has been relegated to obscurity, Tesla helped create the bedrock of modern technology.

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