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24 May 2016

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China’s suspect security measures

Political scientist Lauren Dickey questions the motivation behind the nation's counterterrorist policy. Play entire video

The theist with a humanist soul

Unitarian Universalist minister Hank Peirce explains his unconventional understanding of God. Plus: Do Unitarians believe in anything?

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What if Bobby Kennedy had lived?

Michael Cohen, author of the new book American Maelstrom, on the political con-sequences of an assassination. Plus: The ghost of George Wallace.

“There are cue makers, and cue takers”

Steven Teles, author of the new book Prison Break, explains how political movements change course.

Freedom in the world, not from the world

Anantanand Rambachan, author of A Hindu Theology of Liberation, considers the spiritual quest for a life without suffering. Plus: Unifying “unity” and “emptiness.”

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The perilous joy of outrage

Professor of Marketing Troy Campbell explains why it’s a mistake for social activists to use shame as a tool. Plus: The psychology of the global warming debate.

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The science of willpower

Journalist Daniel Engber and psychologist Robert Kurzban take a skeptical look at the “ego depletion” theory. Plus: Is psychology in crisis?

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Stop calling Trump a foreign policy lefty

Heather Hurlburt and Daniel Drezner call bull on claims that the presumptive Republican nominee is left of Hillary. Plus: Ben Rhodes. puppet master?

Don’t settle for slogans

David Kim and anthropologist John Jackson consider what a commitment to a diverse society requires. Plus: The challenge of understanding other people.

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The DMZ

Was Trump inevitable?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate whether the intellectual branch of the GOP ever had a chance against Trump’s rhetoric. Plus: Is Sanders Nader 2.0?

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The New Atheists vs. The New Agnostics

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In the first of five lectures outlining a new spiritual worldview that’s compatible with science, Robert Wright critiques the “New Atheists.”

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Buddhists back from the dead

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Annabella Pitkin and Alyson Prude discuss life-changing death experiences as recounted by Himalayan Buddhists. Plus: Life in Buddhist hell.

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The Glenn Show

The power of the Progressive

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Thomas Leonard, author of the new book Illiberal Reformers, on how deeply an early-20th century movement shaped academia and politics. Plus: Judging Woodrow Wilson.

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Bernie Bros for Trump?

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Bill Scher considers whether the presumptive GOP nominee can steal Bernie supporters from Hillary. Plus: Can Trump bully the Clintons?

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Varieties of psilocybin experience

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Researchers David Yaden and Roland Griffiths discuss the spiritual aspects of psilocybin experiences. Plus: Using psilocybin to give up smoking.

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