1 Moral Economics2020-05-28 21:53:57
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2 Yo-Yo Ma’s Bach2020-05-21 21:53:25
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3 Coronavirus Conspiracism2020-05-14 20:22:46
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4 COVID’s Cold War?2020-05-07 18:03:29
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5 Public Health Across the Pacific2020-05-01 01:48:41
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6 Questions of Leadership2020-04-23 19:04:47
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7 The Many Faces of Ferrante2020-04-16 20:33:47
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8 Viral Inequality2020-04-10 03:26:05
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9 The Pandemic’s Path2020-04-03 00:05:44
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10 Profits or People2020-03-27 01:07:05
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11 Springtime in the Plague Year2020-03-20 02:08:27
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Springtime in the Plague Year

It’s the virus’s world. We just live in it: isolated, locked down for the duration, sheltering in place, with an alternate risk of cabin fever. The theme of the week is the shutting down—of the city, the country, the world. Markets busted, borders closing. Bars finally emptied. Public schools locked up. College graduations cancelled. An incredible prospect: we won’t be taking trips for the foreseeable future; we won’t be going to meetings. And a Republican White House is getting ready to shower “helicopter cash” on the American people, the bailout of bailouts. And still there are giant holes in the numbers under the fear. Italy is the eye of the Coronavirus storm, the epicenter of the chaos in treatment, and of the world’s heartbreak and dread. Italy’s death toll in the global pandemic passed 3,400 this week, exceeding the losses in China. At the same time, in the crazy-quilt of plague sites all over the world, even in Italy there are broad patches apparently untouched by the virus. And in the jumble of mis-matching statistics, there was plenty of reason to question and doubt the worst-case scenario: that the rest of Europe and even North America could be 10 days away from the Italy’s nightmare. The post Springtime in the Plague Year appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon. …read more

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13 Plagues, Pathogens, and Panic2020-03-06 05:43:21
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14 The New Red Scare2020-02-28 03:38:08
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15 The Soul of Care2020-02-21 01:37:08
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16 Malcolm X in Boston and Beyond2020-02-14 04:03:08
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17 The New Hampshire Primary2020-02-07 03:16:41
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18 The Age of Illusions2020-01-31 01:56:01
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19 Greta Gerwig Meets Louisa May Alcott2020-01-24 01:35:18
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20 The Costs of War2020-01-17 03:59:56
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