The World in Time

Stories and insight from today’s leading writers and thinkers

February 20, 2018

February 02, 2018

The World in Time:

Victor Sebestyen

Lewis H. Lapham talks with Victor Sebestyen, author of Lenin: The Man, the Dictator, and the Master of Terror. More

Representation du feu terrible a Nouvelle Yorck, c. 1778, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

January 19, 2018

The World in Time:

Holger Hoock

Lewis H. Lapham talks with Holger Hoock, author of Scars of Independence: America’s Violent Birth, at a New York Public Library event.  More

"Underground" routes to Canada.

January 05, 2018

The World in Time:

Eric Foner

Lewis H. Lapham talks with Eric Foner, author of Battles for Freedom: The Use and Abuse of American History. More

Ocean Swells, by Arthur B. Davies. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of A. W. Bahr, 1958.

December 22, 2017

The World in Time:

Maya Jasanoff

Lewis H. Lapham talks with Maya Jasanoff, author of The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World. More

Slumbering Fog

December 08, 2017

The World in Time:

Gordon S. Wood

Lewis H. Lapham talks with Gordon S. Wood, author of Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. More

Ancient Rome

November 24, 2017

The World in Time:

Adrian Goldsworthy

Lewis H. Lapham talks with Adrian Goldsworthy, author of Pax Romana: War, Peace, and Conquest in the Roman World. More

Midwinter rural scene in far-west Texas. February 15, 2014. Carol M. Highsmith. The Library of Congress.

November 10, 2017

The World in Time:

Roger D. Hodge

Lewis H. Lapham talks with Roger D. Hodge, author of Texas Blood: Seven Generations Among the Outlaws, Ranchers, Indians, Missionaries, Soldiers, and Smugglers of the Borderlands. More

Bas relief, World War II Memorial, Library of Congress

October 27, 2017

The World in Time:

Victor Davis Hanson

Lewis H. Lapham talks with Victor Davis Hanson, author of The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won. More

October 13, 2017

The World in Time:

Mark Kurlansky

Lewis H. Lapham talks with Mark Kurlansky, author of Paper: Paging Through History. More

LQ Podcast

Robert Weide

September 17, 2014

Curb Your Enthusiasm executive producer and documentary filmmaker Robert B. Weide has profiled the biggest names in comedy. More

LQ Podcast

Soviets & Spies

April 30, 2014

Did an Englishman assist in the murder of Rasputin? Did a man knowns as the “Ace of Spies” almost carry off the assassination of the entire Bolshevik power structure? More