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Alyssa Rosenberg (The Washington Post) and Adam Serwer (Mother Jones)

On Critic Proof, Alyssa and Adam take on the factual implausibilities and emotional strengths of Showtime’s Homeland, the cheesy pleasures of ABC’s military drama Last Resort, and Scandal main character Olivia Pope, a groundbreaking black female lead on television. Are these shows doing something fundamentally new with characters of color?

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Recorded:Oct 5    Posted:Oct 8, 2012
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Critic Proof | Oct 8, 2012 | Alyssa Rosenberg & Adam Serwer

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Joshua Cohen on the idealistic vision of the architect Frederick Olmsted. Plus: Does Trump have a master plan?

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Daniel Kaufman and David Ottlinger discuss the controversy about “preferred gender pronouns” in Canada.

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The “church” of Blue

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Tech entrepreneur James Currier explains the worldview of a new spiritual community. Plus: Why James started Blue.

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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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Mindful killers and thieves

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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

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

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Either/or in American politics

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