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American Conversations with Andrew Bacevich & Vijay Iyer

From: Radio Open Source with Christopher Lydon
Length: 58:59

This week we're talking with the soldier-turned-author of Washington Rules, Andrew Bacevich. Then we sit down at the piano with the jazz improv star Vijay Iyer.

4626_small This week we're talking with the soldier turned writer Andrew Bacevich, and then the jazz piano star Vijay Iyer. All they share is eloquent originality on American-ness in a changing world. Andrew Bacevich was an Army officer from West Point who writes now on the Washington Rules of American warfare... without end: the lessons we didn't learn from Vietnam, and probably won't learn from Iraq and Afghanistan. Then "a bit of grace in the midst of fire," as Vijay Iyer describes music. A child of Indian immigrants in Rochester, New York, Iyer pulls from American pop and takes Thelonious Monk as his model.

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Piece Description

This week we're talking with the soldier turned writer Andrew Bacevich, and then the jazz piano star Vijay Iyer. All they share is eloquent originality on American-ness in a changing world. Andrew Bacevich was an Army officer from West Point who writes now on the Washington Rules of American warfare... without end: the lessons we didn't learn from Vietnam, and probably won't learn from Iraq and Afghanistan. Then "a bit of grace in the midst of fire," as Vijay Iyer describes music. A child of Indian immigrants in Rochester, New York, Iyer pulls from American pop and takes Thelonious Monk as his model.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Human Nature (Michael Jackson cover) Vijay Iyer Solo. 2010 :00