Open Source with Christopher Lydon
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December 7, 2016
What was The Bard saying, really?
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...|
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...|
August 11, 2016
Apocalypse Now?, Part 2: A Remade Man
Our apocalypse series began one week ago with one grim vision of the future. What if our machines managed to take control of their own code? If...|
June 16, 2016
Susan Faludi: My Father, The Woman
We’re really feeling the fault lines of human identity in 2016: the vexed questions of who we are, who we aren’t, and who we’d like...|
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 25, 2016
Timothy Snyder’s Holocaust Warning for Today
Timothy Snyder is a Yale historian who makes waves. Black Earth is his big new interpretation of “the Holocaust: as History and Warning.” He’s arguing,...|
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