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22 January 2017

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Human minds of the world, awake!

A Sixty-Second Sermon by Seraphim Winslow.
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Mindful killers and thieves

Robert Wright and Buddhist scholar Dale Wright discuss how meditation can be used to do bad things more skillfully.

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Against empathy

Paul Bloom delivers a Sixty-Second Sermon based on his new book.

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Does Trump have a master plan?

Glenn Loury and Joshua Cohen on whether Trump’s quarrel with John Lewis reflects a broader strategy.

Either/or in American politics

Will Wilkinson on the moral polarization that’s hurting the country. Plus: How rapid social change led to the angry populism of Trump.

Why no word from space aliens?

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

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Deep Blue

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

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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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The DMZ

The sunny Trumpian future

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Matt Lewis gives reasons for optimism and Bill Scher dissents.

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Inside the minds of terrorists

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Sociologist Mark Juergensmeyer on the link between religion and attacks like the Oklahoma City bombing. Plus: The cosmic war wants you!

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What would John Stuart Mill think?

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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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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.

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The reversible universe

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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 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?