Book: “Democracy in Chains”

We hear from historian Nancy MacLean, whose book “Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America,” tells the story of Nobel Laureate economist James McGill Buchanan, whose economic theories led him to a “stealth” agenda of hindering majority rule by undermining trust in government.

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Author and Historian Nancy MacLean

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Great Performances “The Arts Interrupted”

 Take an inside look at how arts organizations nationwide are surviving the pandemic and how they are maturing during the country’s reckoning.

Inside The Met: All Things to All People?

Questions are raised about some of The Met’s most treasured objects, many obtained unethically and reflecting the tastes of the wealthy 19th-century industrialists and entrepreneurs who founded the museum.

Nova "High-Risk, High-Rise"

Skyscrapers are gleaming symbols of prestige, and an ingenious way to save space in dense urban areas. But as buildings rise ever higher, what are the risks of these architectural behemoths? Do we truly know how they will hold up in earthquakes, fires, and other potential disasters? What have--or haven’t—we learned from past tragedies?