Open Source with Christopher Lydon
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March 3, 2016
Where does the 2016 electoral insurrection point the nation?
February 25, 2016
Race and the Race for the White...
Is racial justice on the ballot in 2016? In the past year, Charleston, South Carolina, grieved twice. First, Walter Scott was shot in the back...|
February 18, 2016
Hacking The Constitution
The late justice Antonin Scalia boasted that his United States Constitution was definitively “dead.” But in a mixed-up political season, what if our founding document...|
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 28, 2016
In 2016, the presidential election became electric. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have separately disrupted the fixed matchup of another Clinton and another Bush, and...|
January 14, 2016
Empire to Empire: Mary Beard’s Rome
The English classicist and historian, Mary Beard, has become a T.V. star and a bestselling author. SPQR, her new capsule history of the Roman empire, remains hard...|
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...|
December 3, 2015
The New Nativism
It’s been a half century since John F. Kennedy declared this “a nation of immigrants,” since his successor Lyndon Johnson threw open the doors to...|
November 18, 2015
What To Do After Paris?
Once again, France is reeling — after the second major terror attack upon defenseless Paris this year. Eight fighters — all of them young EU citizens supposed...|
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?...|
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