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July 29, 2011
The World in Time: For King and Country
In the First World War the fight wasn’t confined to the battlefield. Lewis Lapham talks with author Adam Hochschild about the struggles of the antiwar movement in Britain.
July 25, 2011
LQ Podcast 18: Brent Cunningham
Author Brent Cunningham talks with LQ editor Elias Altman about the trials and tribulations of the modern food-reform movement, and his essay “Pastoral Romance,” which appears in our latest issue, “Food.”
July 21, 2011
The World in Time: What a Prince
The reality of Machiavelli’s life and thought is surprising, considering his reputation. Lewis Lapham talks with historian Miles Unger about the Florentine father of modern political science.
July 14, 2011
The World in Time: Another House Divided
England’s textile industry depended on cotton, but the country abhorred slavery. Lewis Lapham talks with historian Amanda Foreman about Britain’s complicated and crucial role in the American Civil War.
July 7, 2011
The World in Time: Trade Routes
During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, England and the Ottoman Empire got along splendidly. Lewis Lapham talks with historian James Mather about a time when British foreign relations were more peaceful and diplomatic than they later became.
June 30, 2011
The World in Time: Working on the Railroad
Most would call the building of the Transcontinental railroads a triumph of capitalism and its genius tycoons, but a comedy of errors played by avaricious fools is closer to the truth. Lewis Lapham talks with historian Richard White about the various missteps and failures of the companies behind this major alteration of the American West.
June 27, 2011
LQ Podcast 17: Jason Goodwin
We talk with novelist Jason Goodwin about Turkish food, the delights of eating in the Ottoman empire, and his series of historical mystery novels, with their main character, the eunuch investigator Yashim, solving crimes and cooking his way through nineteenth-century Istanbul.
June 25, 2011
The World in Time: Birds of a Feather
From writing quills to homegrown insulation, feathers have proven to be necessary for the survival of man and beast alike. Lewis Lapham talks with biologist and author Thor Hanson about one of nature’s most adaptable resources.
June 18, 2011
The World in Time: Cheap Cadavers in Gay Paree
Americans and the French have always been fascinated by each other. Lewis Lapham talks with noted historian David McCullough about Paris in 1830’s, when American medical students flocked to the City of Lights to get a real education
June 11, 2011
The World in Time: Sex and Diplomacy in Nazi Germany
When William Dodd was named America’s ambassador to Nazi Germany, neither he or his family knew what to expect. Lewis Lapham talks with author Erik Larson about the family’s affairs with the Nazis (not purely diplomatic) and eventual realization of what Hitler was really planning.