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Entries by Christopher Lydon from 06/2010

Nassim Nicholas Taleb: The 'Fragility' Crisis Is Just Begun

| Posted 06.04.2010 | Books

For a world that wants better than the fatuous "perfect storm" account of the economic meltdown -- or of BP's gusher -- Taleb has revised and extended his cult classic, The Black Swan.

India's Swift, Strange Social Change (AUDIO)

| Posted 06.08.2010 | World

Patrick Heller was 16 years old, a school boy, when his Swiss parents moved to New Delhi in the late 1970s. India became his school -- his inescapabl...

Steve Kinzer's 'Reset' Roles for Turkey and Iran (AUDIO)

| Posted 06.11.2010 | World

Stephen Kinzer is a journalist of a certain cheeky fearlessnes and exquisite timing. In his new book he's ahead of the game again. The ink was bar...

The Political Economy of FIFA, With Vishwas Satgar (AUDIO)

| Posted 06.16.2010 | World

Like the Beijing Olympics in Summer '08, this World Cup is a coming-out party, and a historic marker for Africa at the center of the maximum stage.

Bromwich Channels Edmund Burke: "America is out of itself" (AUDIO)

| Posted 06.23.2010 | Politics

David Bromwich is channeling the lost conservative voice of Edmund Burke, the missing wisdom on our mad Afghanistan misadventure.

Vijay Iyer's Life in Music: "Striving is the Backstory..." (AUDIO)

| Posted 06.25.2010 | Arts

Vijay Iyer brings rare stuff to jazz piano, starting with a Brahmin Indian name and heritage, and a Yale degree in physics. Gujarati stick dances and ...

William Dalrymple: the Af-Pak Fiasco "on its last legs" (AUDIO)

| Posted 06.30.2010 | Politics

William Dalrymple is drawing on a deep well of personal and imperial history in his stark clarification of our American comeuppance in Afghanistan. ...