Can a Broadway musical tell us anything about Ukraine today?

The current upheaval in Ukraine is under what the scholar Timothy Snyder calls a “haze of propaganda” For the syndicated columnists Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts, good old FIDDLER can be called in, if not to explain the political intrigue, at least to appeal to sentiment about the land where Sholem-Aleichem was born and where, even in his day, antisemitism was a tool of rival factions.