Open Source with Christopher Lydon
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January 19, 2017
Postcards from the end of the Obama era.
January 12, 2017
Silvio Berlusconi: The Godfather of Trumpismo
According to Henry Kissinger, “Donald Trump is a phenomenon that foreign countries haven’t seen.” Don’t tell that to the Italians. The parallels between Donald Trump...|
January 5, 2017
Good News for Bad Times: Gospel Music...
In transition time, pre-inauguration, was there ever a clearer cue for Gospel music? “Good news for bad times,” it’s been called. Sanctified music for a...|
December 29, 2016
Stephen Burt’s World of Poetry
Resolved in this New Year: read, and listen closely, to more poetry.This week, we’re starting with one of our favorite local poets, Stephen (or Steph)...|
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."|
December 7, 2016
Bob Dylan, The Poet
Bob Dylan, the poet, has been singing more than 50 years, but have you ever really stopped to listen to the words? Now that Dylan is...|
October 20, 2016
Thomas Paine, Jesus Christ, Abraham Lincoln, Saint Augustine, and Thomas Hobbes all agreed: A house divided against itself cannot stand. In this election season, the...|
October 13, 2016
The Locker-Room Election
Donald Trump’s gross behavior towards women has been self-evident for years. Even The Donald himself, seen in this Howard Stern video from 2006, agrees that...|
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...|
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