Open Source with Christopher Lydon
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May 18, 2017
"The whole environment has become much more oppressive."
May 11, 2017
JFK Turns 100
In John F. Kennedy’s hundredth birthday spring, we’re looking again at the family portrait we all know, by the painter Jamie Wyeth.His canvas summoned the late president...|
February 7, 2017
Stephen Kinzer: America’s Empire State of Mind
Why are we everywhere in the world, so often with guns drawn? The provocative reporter Stephen Kinzer has covered a number of our “regime-change” interventions...|
December 15, 2016
Post-Democracy in America
"Donald Trump is a post-democratic leader. The liberal democratic model—of which Obama was the last president—is completely dead."|
November 22, 2016
Swingin’ with Zadie Smith
Zadie Smith is the writer who likes to say she learns more from dancers – Fred Astaire to Michael Jackson, Baryshnikov, Beyoncé – than from...|
October 6, 2016
Can a secret still be a secret if everybody knows about it?Top brass US intelligence officials, including former NSA director General Michael Hayden, seem to...|
September 29, 2016
‘Secular Rapture’: Trump and the American Dispossessed
Working-class whites are now the reigning champs of pessimism in America. No other group of working-class Americans — Black, Hispanic, or Asian — holds a more...|
September 15, 2016
What Would Keynes Do?
This election has been about everything but the economy, stupid (according to John Harwood of The New York Times). Americans are split right down the...|
September 8, 2016
Election 2016: Unreality T.V.
Barack Obama has kept his distance from this campaign, but he did intervene last month to remind Americans that they’re not voting to give someone...|
July 28, 2016
Yanis Varoufakis’s Greek Tragedy
Before Brexit, of course, there was Grexit: the possibility, one year ago, that Greeks defying the will of E.U. bureaucrats bankers would fall right out of Europe.Yanis Varoufakis...|
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