Open Source with Christopher Lydon
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October 13, 2016
"Locker-room talk is just another name for patriarchy."
October 6, 2016
Can a secret still be a secret if everybody knows about it?Top brass US intelligence officials, including former NSA director General Michael Hayden, seem to think so. “Stuxnet, no comment!”...|
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 despairing, more dire outlook on...|
September 21, 2016
Revenge of the 90s
If all elections are about the future, why does this one come with so much baggage from our political and cultural past?It was in the misfit decade of the ‘90s...|
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 middle—48 to 48—on which candidate...|
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 a recording contract: “This is...|
August 30, 2016
Claudia Rankine’s Citizen
In the time of Ferguson, Baltimore, and Charleston, the poet Claudia Rankine has been the lyric teller of our deepest hurt. Her new book, Citizen: An American Lyric, was a best-seller and something...|
August 25, 2016
DFW, FTW: Life In the Internet Age
This week sees the opening of The End of the Tour, an updated My Dinner with Andre about David Foster Wallace’s book tour in 1996 for his immeasurable novel, Infinite Jest.On...|
August 18, 2016
Apocalypse Now?, Part 3: So Far, So...
You can hear the first part of our summer series, “Apocalypse Now?” here, and Part 2 here. We’ve come to the end of the end: our third and final apocalyptic...|
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 they began to self-regulate, even...|
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