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Entries by Christopher Lydon from 05/2010

Mustafa Barghouti: Is there Room for Gandhi in Palestine? (AUDIO)

| Posted 05.01.2010 | World

Ask Palestinians why there is no Gandhi in their movement, and often the answer comes: but there are several, and Mustafa Barghouti should be recognized more widely as one of them.

David Remnick: The "Race" Route over Obama's "Bridge" (AUDIO)

| Posted 05.04.2010 | Books

David Remnick is hanging out and indulging me here, late on a book-tour evening, in a little polite rattling of the racial premise of his Obama story,...

Bill McKibben: Coming into View, Another Eaarth (AUDIO)

| Posted 05.06.2010 | Green

Bill McKibben in conversation is counting a few of the ways that earth has changed since Apollo 8 Commander Frank Borman on his fourth turn around the...

Graham Robb's Paris: 18 Arrested Explosions (AUDIO)

| Posted 05.07.2010 | Books

Graham Robb is making France irresistible again. His new book, Parisians, delivers nearly a score of long anecdotes about famous people in real scenes beyond imagining.

Amartya Sen: The Open India (AUDIO)

| Posted 05.12.2010 | World

Amartya Sen, when I ask about this "Year of India," quips that the biggest change in the "new" India is in our non-Indian heads. Meaning: that common...

Kai Bird on Israel-Palestine: Cancel the Apocalypse (AUDIO)

| Posted 05.17.2010 | World

Kai Bird, as a Pulitzer-grade biographer and historian, is drawn to the apocalyptic. He's been "obsessed with things atomic," as he says -- with bomb...

Pulitzer Poet Rae Armantrout (AUDIO)

| Posted 05.19.2010 | Arts

Rae Armantrout, this year's Pulitzer Prize poet, calls her stance "quizzical." Fellow poets and critics write of her "oppositional temperament" (Stev...

Damion Searls: A Thoreau Journal for Writers & Moderns (AUDIO)

| Posted 05.26.2010 | Books

Damion Searls has found and freed the lean, shapely and modern American classic inside the very definition of a "baggy monster." Henry David Thoreau'...

Poet-Critic Dan Chiasson, the Natural (AUDIO)

| Posted 05.28.2010 | Arts

Dan Chiasson has the easy charm of a natural New England oracle, in a tradition encompassing Emily Dickinson and William James, Robert Frost and Robe...