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18 January 2017

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What would John Stuart Mill think?

Daniel Kaufman and David Ottlinger discuss the relevance of the 19th-century philosopher’s ideas to the current debate on political correctness.
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Deep Blue

Tech entrepreneur James Currier explains why he started Blue, a new spiritual community.

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The reversible universe

Transhumanist Giulio Prisco, founder of the Turing Church, on the physics that would make it possible to retrieve information from the past. Plus: Become a god for God.

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The meaning of evil

In this talk delivered at Fort Washington Collegiate Church, Robert Wright offers a modern interpretation of an ancient religious idea.

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Your reality, scaled up

Marc Perkel makes the case for a cosmic perspective in this Sixty-Second Sermon.

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The “L” word

When should you call someone a liar? A Sixty-Second Sermon by Robert Wright.

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The impotence of elite outrage

Robert Wright and Mark Schmitt on the limited backlash from Trump’s position on Russia. Plus: Can Trump become Mr. Popularity?

The fast and the furious

Robert Wright and Will Wilkinson on how rapid social change helped foster the angry populism of Trump.

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Why no word from space aliens?

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Robert Wright offers an unsettling answer in this Sixty-Second Sermon.

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The DMZ

Ringmaster Trump

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Bill Scher argues that people should oppose the president-elect by ignoring the whole spectacle. Plus: Buzzfeed’s Trump dump.

The Glenn Show

Bias or behavior?

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter consider two narratives about the causes of racial inequality. Plus: Can the Chicago attack perpetrators claim victim status?

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The cosmic war wants you!

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Robert Wright and sociologist Mark Juergensmeyer consider the appeal of ISIS’s apocalyptic vision.

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Seeing invisible people

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In this Sixty-Second Sermon Robert Wright extols the virtues of inverting your perspective.

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The Glenn Show

Debating DACA

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Glenn Loury and Harold Pollack consider how to fairly apply immigration law. Plus: Should Obama have rejected Black Lives Matter?