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25 September 2016

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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.

Plant life as a spiritual ideal

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

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The story about Jimmy Carter you’ve probably never heard

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss why some political stories don’t stand the test of time. Plus: Are we too concerned with Clinton’s health?

Larry Kotlikoff for president?

Economist and write-in presidential candidate Larry Kotlikoff on why you should vote for him in November.

Becoming conscious of consciousness

Meditation teacher Vincent Horn explains how two kinds of meditation offer different kinds of insight. Plus: Can smartphone apps help you meditate?

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The new language of politics

Ann Althouse says Trump’s unorthodox speaking style reflects changes in technology. Plus: Trump vs. what everyone says about Trump.

Roadmap to awakening

Scholar Chip Hartranft on the yogic recipe for reaching higher levels of consciousness. Plus: Thinking is not the enemy.

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Meditation for the masses

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Erik Braun, author of The Birth of Insight, explains how a practice that was long rare among Asian Buddhists went mainstream.

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What shapes our moral instincts?

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Daniel Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci compare David Hume’s insights into human nature to those of modern psychology.

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Is racism getting worse?

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John McWhorter argues that the rise of movements like the alt-right is misleading. Plus: The trouble with Ta-Nehisi Coates’s white fans.

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Do people matter?

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Robert Wright and Robert George consider the role of human volition in history. Plus: Political polarization as a spiritual problem.

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The trouble with charter schools

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Glenn Loury and his son, policy analyst Alden Loury, debate a free-market approach to public education. Plus: Why black people can’t rely on the Dems.