Open Source with Christopher Lydon
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May 25, 2012
Tea Partiers, too, are feeling the "need to act upon our intuitions of impending catastrophe."
May 21, 2012
James K. Galbraith: How Our Inequality Happened
James K. Galbraith — out on the uneven playing field of American wealth and power — is pointing out the 30-year drift of tax policy...|
May 11, 2012
Dan Ariely on the “Irrationality” of American...
Dan Ariely of Predictably Irrational fame, makes the arresting point that from the standpoint of fairness and equity in the distribution of wealth and power,...|
April 30, 2012
Siddhartha Mukherjee: an innovator in the race?
Siddhartha Mukherjee brings authority and a certain kinship to our conversations on historian Tony Judt and his last words — Ill Fares the Land —...|
April 29, 2012
Mary Fonseca’s “Letter from Lisbon” : portents...
A friend writes from Lisbon, … as those “Talk of the Town” pieces used to begin in the dear old New Yorker. The friend in...|
April 27, 2012
Daron Acemoglu on “Extractive” Politics and Us
Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Daron Acemoglu (42 min, 19 meg)Daron Acemoglu pops up in his office at MIT with the big bold...|
April 24, 2012
Andrew Bacevich: Here’s who Lost the American...
Andrew Bacevich is marking The Short American Century as the span of less than 70 years between Henry Luce’s momentous 1941 essay in LIFE magazine...|
April 13, 2012
Jay Rosen on our Media Malaise: Who...
That idea of stories too big to tell, lies too big to take back, an audience hooked on placebos it doesn't believe -- it all...|
April 13, 2012
George Scialabba: Media Malaise and this American...
George Scialabba flatters and provokes with a comment on Jay Rosen‘s view of dysfunctional media and the Tony Judt thread of Open Source conversations. George...|
April 11, 2012
Tim Snyder and Tony Judt: another narrative...
Timothy Snyder, a rising-star historian at Yale (most recently of Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin), is turning up the heat on his friend Tony...|
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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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