Open Source with Christopher Lydon
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August 25, 2011
"What shocks me about the way America is headed is that in some ways it’s becoming increasingly Pakistan-like."
August 24, 2011
Ali Dayan Hasan: “… the rule of...
Ali Dayan Hasan polices the shaky, wavy line of free speech and civil rights in Pakistan with iron conviction, a booming parliamentary baritone, and not...|
August 23, 2011
Ayesha Jalal, Part 2: What Would Manto...
Click to listen to Chris’ second conversation with Ayesha Jalal (23 minutes, 12 mb mp3) … One inmate had got so badly caught up in...|
August 22, 2011
Ayesha Jalal: Pakistan’s Revenge of the ’40s,...
It takes a historian of Ayesha Jalal‘s power to crystallize an awkward truth: that the agony of Pakistan today is inseparable from the tragedy of...|
August 18, 2011
Adil Omar: “Paki Rambo,” dropping beats in...
Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Adil Omar (23 minutes, 12 mb mp3) I-S-L-A-M-A-B-A-D, baby. Let’s play Wii: Crash into each other till we...|
August 16, 2011
Alia Amirali: Change Agent in a Stuck...
Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Alia Amirali (27 minutes, 14 mb mp3) ISLAMABAD — Alia Amirali is a second-generation change agent in a...|
August 15, 2011
Haris Gazdar: Why is the US in...
KARACHI — “Plausible deniability” has been the first principle of the US-Pakistan relationship, from the beginning, as Haris Gazdar explains it. He’s explaining not least...|
August 11, 2011
Saad Haroon: Pakistan as a bad Bollywood...
Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Saad Haroon (22 minutes, 11 mb mp3) KARACHI — Dying is easy, as the old comedian could have...|
August 10, 2011
Shahrukh Hasan: The Peace That Could Save...
Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Shahrukh Hasan (25 minutes, 13 mb mp3) KARACHI — Shahrukh Hasan is a Pakistani media mogul who’s made...|
August 9, 2011
The Fisherfolk of Karachi: a Parable of...
Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Mohammed Ali Shah (16 minutes, 8 mb mp3) Mohammad Ali Shah, Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum KARACHI — We are...|
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