Open Source with Christopher Lydon
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February 10, 2014
John Lanchester on London in the Age of Inequality
June 4, 2013
JFK & his Papa: David Nasaw’s light...
David Nasaw’s smashing biography of The Patriarch: Joseph P. Kennedy smashes not least the legend of a giant gap between cranky father and radiant presidential...|
October 7, 2012
Pankaj Mishra: Briefing our “Foreign Policy” Debate
“What a disaster! What an affliction! What kind of a situation is this? …England has occupied Egypt, the Sudan, and the great Indian Peninsula which...|
October 1, 2012
Eric Hobsbawm, 1917 – 2012: In Memoriam
It’s a privilege at Eric Hobsbawm’s death this morning to share again the lively sound of his wondrously learned, penetrating mind. Five years ago, in...|
September 8, 2012
Ralph Nader: One Citizen’s View from Winsted,...
Mary McGrath photoRalph Nader on Main Street can still see the flatbed trucks hauling textile machinery out of his hometown in the 1950s, his high...|
August 15, 2012
Jackson Lears: Too Scary to Talk About
Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Jackson Lears (30 min, 16 meg)Jackson Lears, the American cultural historian at Rutgers, is touching on themes somewhere...|
August 2, 2012
Dan Rodgers’ Age of Fracture : A...
Daniel Rodgers, the Princeton historian, and his Age of Fracture put a striking new frame around our nagging Tony Judt question: "How Fares the Land?"...|
July 11, 2012
Chris Hayes: Smart Guy against the “Smart...
Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Chris Hayes (50 min, 26 meg) Part of what makes the strange disorienting nature of our time is...|
June 13, 2012
Jacob Hacker: for 35 years of Progressive...
Jacob Hacker, Yale’s bright light on American politics and co-author of Winner-Take-All Politics, is giving us a baseline on the election-year landscape: 1. The American...|
June 7, 2012
David Bromwich on The Emperor’s New Language
David Bromwich is locating our 2012 distress in our language — or lack of it. It is reunion season at Yale, 50 years after President...|
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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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