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28 September 2016

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Hillary’s hawkish history

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

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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Arduous empathy

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

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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?

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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Is racism getting worse?

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

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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How Trump blew the debate

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

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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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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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Rational Actors

The grand delusion of the Grand Old Party

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

The DMZ

The story about Jimmy Carter you’ve probably never heard

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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?

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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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