The World in Time

Stories and insight from today’s leading writers and thinkers

March 5, 2021

February 12, 2021

The World in Time:

David S. Brown

Lewis H. Lapham speaks with the author of The Last American Aristocrat: The Brilliant Life and Improbable Education of Henry Adams. More

January 29, 2021

The World in Time:

Michael J. Sandel

Lewis H. Lapham speaks with the author of The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good? More

Photograph of “Video Typewriter” by Thomas J. O'Halloran, 1964.

January 15, 2021

The World in Time:

George Dyson

Lewis H. Lapham speaks with the author of Analogia: The Emergence of Technology Beyond Programmable Control. More

President Gerald Ford taking questions from reporters during a press conference at the White House, 1975. Photograph by Marion S. Trikosko.

January 01, 2021

The World in Time:

Harold Holzer

Lewis H. Lapham speaks with the author of The Presidents vs. the Press: The Endless Battle between the White House and the Media—from the Founding Fathers to Fake News. More

December 11, 2020

The World in Time:

Jacob Goldstein

Lewis H. Lapham speaks with the author of Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing. More

November 27, 2020

The World in Time:

Edward D. Melillo

Lewis H. Lapham speaks with the author of The Butterfly Effect: Insects and the Making of the Modern World. More

November 13, 2020

The World in Time:

Derek W. Black

Lewis H. Lapham speaks with the author of Schoolhouse Burning: Public Education and the Assault on American Democracy. More

September 04, 2020

The World in Time:

Richard Kreitner

Lewis H. Lapham speaks with the author of Break It Up: Secession, Division, and the Secret History of America’s Imperfect Union. More

The Populist Paul Revere, by J.S. Pughe, 1904.

August 14, 2020

The World in Time:

Thomas Frank

Lewis H. Lapham speaks with the author of The People, No. 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