Opinion

NEH Chairman James Leach

December 7, 2009

The Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities takes aim at the culture wars. Former Republican Congressman Jim Leach describes his a fifty-state civility tour as part of a new "Bridging Cultures" initiative.

A U.S. Ambassador's views on Romania

November 4, 2009

It may be best known as the land of Olympic gymnasts, bleak orphanages, and Dracula, but Romania today is a flourishing democracy. A former U-S ambassador on why Romania thrived after the fall of communism and lessons for other budding...

Post Election Analysis

November 4, 2009

Morning-after analysis of election results in Virginia, New Jersey, and upstate New York.

Margaret Atwood: "The Year of the Flood" (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday)

October 29, 2009

The award-winning author presents her latest novel about a disturbing future world, including a catastrophic pandemic, genetically engineered animals, and a cult devoted to preserving all plant and animal life.

Margaret Atwood...

Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner: "Super Freakonomics" (William Morrow)

October 26, 2009

The best-selling authors of "Freakonomics" return to challenge assumptions about how we make decisions, whether incentives work, and what's really good for the world.

The authors stayed after the show to [answer some of your...

Congress and the Fate of a Public Healthcare Option

October 26, 2009

Polls show a majority of Americans support some type of a government-backed health insurance plan. A panel discusses the latest on including a public option and other possible twists and turns as healthcare legislation moves ahead in...

Michael J. Sandel: "Justice" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

October 7, 2009

A Harvard political philosopher applies concepts of virtue and the common good to broad economic and civic concerns.

[Michael Sandel answered some listener questions we couldn't get to on the...

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