Open Source with Christopher Lydon
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August 18, 2016
"The most dangerous characteristic you can have is intelligence."
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...|
August 4, 2016
Apocalypse Now?, Part 1: The Rise of...
This August, that summer-cinema experience of cataclysm and crash has escaped the theaters and invaded our everyday lives. The panic is real: about politics and economics, terrorism and...|
June 2, 2016
Sex and Safety on Campus
For decades now, we’ve worried about an epidemic of sexual assault and un-safety at American colleges and universities.But there’s a question of whether, amid the familiar...|
May 5, 2016
Ireland Rises Again!
It has been 100 years since Ireland’s Easter Rising, a fascinating, tragic episode that blended literature and liberation, defeat and victory, national reverence and remorse,...|
April 27, 2016
Eileen Myles’s Moment
This week, we’re tuning into the writer Eileen Myles. Born outside Boston in 1949, Myles is just now having an all-American moment. Myles has spent the last forty years...|
April 14, 2016
Neoliberalism and Postcapitalism
This year’s American electoral shakeup sends us looking for deeper economic tremors. Unemployment is down to 4.9%, even as discouraged workers are reentering the market...|
March 24, 2016
Pundits from Glenn Beck to Roger Cohen and Chris Hedges have one other discouraged democracy on their minds this election year.They’re thinking of the German government that rose as a fresh democracy in 1919...|
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...|
November 12, 2015
Black Lives On Campus
What does the second civil rights movement look like? Is a new struggle for equality, in feelings as well as rights, afoot on American campuses?It...|
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