Open Source with Christopher Lydon
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March 24, 2016
What do we have to learn from the lost world of Germany between the wars?
March 17, 2016
Donald Trump Is Breaking News
This spring and summer, millions of Americans will go to the polls and vote. For most of us, our political participation begins and ends at the...|
March 10, 2016
Democracy’s Dark Side
This week, the third in a series on our democracy in 2016, we’re discussing what you can’t change with a vote — at least for now....|
March 3, 2016
2016: Protest Vote or Cry For Help?
Act One of the freaked-out 2016 campaign for president may be drawing to a close, with Clinton and Trump continually atop polls. So what have...|
February 25, 2016
Race and the Race for the White...
Is racial justice on the ballot in 2016? In the past year, Charleston, South Carolina, grieved twice. First, Walter Scott was shot in the back...|
February 18, 2016
Hacking The Constitution
The late justice Antonin Scalia boasted that his United States Constitution was definitively “dead.” But in a mixed-up political season, what if our founding document...|
February 4, 2016
Sanders, Socialism, and the Youth Vote
For the election watchers who were dissatisfied after the statistical stalemate in the Iowa caucuses, here’s a result worth wondering over: six to one! That’s...|
January 28, 2016
In 2016, the presidential election became electric. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have separately disrupted the fixed matchup of another Clinton and another Bush, and...|
January 14, 2016
Empire to Empire: Mary Beard’s Rome
The English classicist and historian, Mary Beard, has become a T.V. star and a bestselling author. SPQR, her new capsule history of the Roman empire, remains hard...|
December 11, 2015
Prohibition, Then and Now
What do we remember about America’s thirteen-year war on alcohol at the end of the First World War? Hollywood reminds us of the glamor of both rum-runners and...|
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