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Recorded:Oct 20    Posted:Oct 22, 2012
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The Wright Show | Oct 22, 2012 | Robert Wright & Peter Kornbluh

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Don’t demonize your political foes

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Robert Wright and Paul Bloom discuss how we tend to view our ideological opponents as irredeemably evil.

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The DMZ

Why Donald Trump is no Herman Cain

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis analyze how Trump is avoiding the pitfalls of 2012’s unconventional GOP candidates.

Donald Trump and the end(?) of the religious right

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Sarah Posner and Anthea Butler consider what Trump’s popularity means for the long alliance between the GOP and religious conservatives.

Washington Monthly

Debating the federal loan guarantee system

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Paul Glastris, Ed Kilgore, and Mike Grunwald consider the Export-Import Bank and other ways the government lends money. Plus: Race and transit.

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Yoga’s weird sort of non-attachment

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Michele Goldberg, author of the new book The Goddess Pose, discusses the teachings of Indra Devi, who helped bring yoga to the West. Plus: Is yoga more than just exercise?

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Woodruff & Strauss

Is John Kasich the new Jon Huntsman?

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Daniel Strauss and Dylan Scott analyze the conventional wisdom on the Ohio governor’s chances. Plus: Will the Clinton email scandal stick?

Foreign Entanglements

Is the Royal Air Force still beyond reproach?

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Robert Farley and Tony Cumming discuss the persistent national mythology about the Battle of Britain. Plus: How Britain won the Battle Of Britain.

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When theologians appeared on the cover of Time

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Robert Wright and Gary Dorrien discuss the dramatic career of the influential mid-century theologian Paul Tillich. Plus: God as “the ground of being.”

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The Glenn Show

Racial “pabulum” at the New York Times

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Glenn Loury inveighs against recent op-eds on race by Charles Blow and David Brooks. Plus:Ta-Nehisi Coates is no James Baldwin.”

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Meditation as medication

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Psychologist Miguel Farias, author of The Buddha Pill, argues that using meditation for therapy is misguided. Plus: The dark night of the soul.

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