Open Source with Christopher Lydon
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June 1, 2017
"We've constructed a perfect storm."
May 25, 2017
Return of the Prophet: Baldwin in the...
James Baldwin was the prophetic voice of an era that isn’t over. Fifty years ago, he was a young, bug-eyed man from Harlem who wrote, in essays...|
May 18, 2017
Lessons from Nixonland
Welcome back to Nixonland: After four decades, the Oval Office is once again the seat of empire, occupied by a paranoid pilot hellbent on an unremittingly...|
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...|
May 4, 2017
The ‘Pivot to Asia’ Continued
What did we learn in Vietnam?|
April 27, 2017
Building the People’s Party
100 days of Donald Trump in the White House, 100 days of Democrats in the wilderness, 100 dumbfounded days of dismay at the New York...|
April 20, 2017
Robert Lowell and the Poetry of a...
Robert Lowell was the last of his kind: a New England aristocrat of Olympian thunder and civic weight, dead-set from boyhood on artistic greatness, “the...|
March 30, 2017
The Russian Riddle
"Conspiracy thinking is our response to the unimaginable."|
March 28, 2017
A Survivor’s Guide to Tyranny
Yale historian Timothy Snyder has 20 pills he wants us to take, and keep taking, perhaps to save our country. The stark premise that he...|
March 23, 2017
The American Experiment
We’re looking for big answers from big thinkers this week, in the first episode of our series on the American Condition.Pick one: the American Experiment...|
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For our podcast, George Scialabba is speaking about philosophy, life, and his decades-long bout with depression on the occasion of an article he wrote for The Baffler magazine, “The Endlessly Examined Life.” |
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