Can you enjoy the art of evil creators?

There is a well-known Russian journalist, music critic and producer who I respect immensely — Mikhail Kozyrev. He was behind Russia’s first FM radio stations in the early 1990s which is when I formed a lot of my tastes in music and pop culture. I was a teenager then in the 1990s. I then spent many years away from Russia for work and education but I kept following Mikhail during my stretches back in Moscow and in recent years on social media.

Mikhail is very active in expressing his opinions on a wide range of issues — social, political, and cultural. It’s very…