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Christopher Lydon in conversation on arts, ideas and politics



Last Build Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:33:53 +0000

 



Trump in the World

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:14:57 +0000

Trump says he knows more than the generals, so this week we’re talking to the colonels about the future of U.S. foreign policy.Col. Lawrence Wilkerson joins us to try and sort through all the noise and ...

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Race and the Race for the White House

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 21:22:19 +0000

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 by a police officer, and a Taser was planted next ...

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Hacking The Constitution

Fri, 19 Feb 2016 02:25:12 +0000

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 wants a new lease on life? And what if we ...

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Sanders, Socialism, and the Youth Vote

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 21:51:48 +0000

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 the margin by which Iowa Democrats between 18 and 30 ...

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Plot-Twist Politics

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 21:34:20 +0000

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 flat-footed, for now, the mainstream consensus about everything from who ...

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Timothy Snyder’s Holocaust Warning for Today

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:25:54 +0000

Timothy Snyder is a Yale historian who makes waves. Black Earth is his big new interpretation of “the Holocaust: as History and Warning.” He’s arguing, for starters, that the record of killing Jews – when, ...

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For C.D. Wright, Poet of the Ozarks

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 22:03:19 +0000

We lost C.D. Wright, our Ozarkian friend and poet, who put the history around her into verse so we might hold it in more beautiful detail — as in her nostalgic Ozark Odes and in One With Others, ...

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Black Mountain College: “The Grass-Roots of Democracy”

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:55:53 +0000

In 1933, a group of freethinking American educators and academics took a look at their fresh, interwar world — and set about trying to remake it. They set up a campus in idyllic countryside outside Asheville, North Carolina, and Black Mountain ...

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Empire to Empire: Mary Beard’s Rome

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 19:54:08 +0000

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 to find on bookstore and library shelves weeks after its ...

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Our Postmodern Myth: “Star Wars” is Back

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 05:33:32 +0000

There’s a big old *spoiler alert* hanging over this whole radio show. You’ve been warned! We’re beginning 2016 by confronting what is already its biggest cultural phenomenon. The Force Awakens, the latest installment of Star Wars, on ...

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