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1 October 2016

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Why death is not the end

Secular Buddhist Stephen Batchelor explains how he comes to terms with mortality without believing in reincarnation.
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It’s not the economy, stupid

Political scientist Roger Petersen argues that support for Trump is driven more by the psychology of group identity than by economic grievances.

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Does suffering pervade life?

Robert Wright and Erik Braun, author of The Birth of Insight, explain the Buddhist idea of dukkha. Plus: Meditation for the masses.

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Hillary’s hawkish history

Political scientist Max Abrahms worries about what a Clinton administration foreign policy would look like.

How Trump blew the debate

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the candidate’s biggest mistakes.

The art of the urinal

Daniel Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci consider Marcel Duchamp’s legacy and why it’s so hard to define art. Plus: What shapes our moral instincts?

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An evil creator

Father Anthony Silvia gives the Gnostic view of how the world came to be.

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Should politicians underestimate voter intelligence?

Glenn Loury and write-in presidential candidate Larry Kotlikoff discuss how much of politics is the art of persuasion. Plus: Larry Kotlikoff for president?

The grand delusion of the Grand Old Party

Matthew Sheffield argues that conservative news outlets are not as influential as Republicans believe.

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Knowing the divine

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Father Anthony Silvia, a Gnostic priest, on experiencing “gnosis.” Plus: The Gnostic creation story.

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Is racism a root cause?

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Glenn Loury and Harold Pollack evaluate Hillary’s debate claims about the link between bias and social ills.

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Get your yoga selfies in order

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Youtube star and PhD in visionboardology JP Sears gives advice on how to seem more spiritual than you are.

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Arduous empathy

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Robert Wright and David Corn work to understand why so many voters feel drawn to Trump.

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Plant life as a spiritual ideal

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George Young explains why Soviet biologist Vladimir Vernadsky thought humans should become more like plants. Plus: Futurists from the past.

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