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How the West Was...Lost?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

It’s said that the road to hell is paved with good intentions…But does that apply to the leaders of powerful countries? What if programs that were intended to help Americans — things like pensions, healthcare, and subsidized housing were hurting us instead? Dambisa Moyo is an economist and author of the new book: "How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly – and the Stark Choices ahead."

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The Takeaway

50 Years Since Start of US Embargo on Cuba

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

In October, 1960 the United States imposed a partial embargo on Cuba. Two years later, it would be strengthened to a near-total embargo. To help explain the state of Cuba since the start of the 50-year embargo, we talk with Michael Voss, Cuba correspondent for our partner, the BBC.

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On Being

Mayfair Yang — China's Hidden Spiritual Landscape [remix]

Thursday, April 08, 2010

A filmmaker and scholar gives us a parallel story to the ubiquitous news of China's economy and politics. Mayfair Yang discusses the ancient and reemerging traditions of reverence and ritual — revealing background to its approach to Tibet. And, she tel

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[Unedited] Mayfair Yang with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 08, 2010

A filmmaker and scholar gives us a parallel story to the ubiquitous news of China's economy and politics. Mayfair Yang discusses the ancient and reemerging traditions of reverence and ritual — revealing background to its approach to Tibet. And, she tel

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Studio 360

Mao the Poet

Friday, September 05, 2008

Mao Zedong believed in the radical transformation of every aspect of Chinese life. "Art" under Mao meant extolling the glories of communism.Sarah Campbell discovered a strange footnote to Mao's biography: he was a poet, and not altogether a bad one –- but he might have ...

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On Being

Paul Elie, Jean Bethke Elshtain, and Robin Lovin — Moral Man and Immoral Society: Rediscovering Reinhold Niebuhr [remix]

Thursday, October 25, 2007

We explore the ideas and present-day relevance of 20th century theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, an influential, boundary-crossing voice in American public life. Niebuhr created the term "Christian realism:" a middle path between religious idealism and arrogan

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Anchee Min — Surviving the Religion of Mao [remix]

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Author Anchee Min has won acclaim for her memoir of growing up in China under Mao Zedong. She's also written several works of fiction in which she explores the human hunger to survive against extreme social brutality. In this conversation, Anchee Min tell

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On Being

[Unedited] Anchee Min With Krista Tippett (On Surviving The Religion Of Mao)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Author Anchee Min has won acclaim for her memoir of growing up in China under Mao Zedong. She's also written several works of fiction in which she explores the human hunger to survive against extreme social brutality. In this conversation, Anchee Min tell

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Studio 360

Commentary: Cultural Revolution Kitsch

Saturday, January 25, 2003

Hip marketing and communist propaganda make for strange bedfellows. Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen takes a look at this bizarre media moment happening half-way around the globe.

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