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9 February 2016

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Glenn Loury (Brown University) and Joshua Cohen (Boston Review, Stanford University)

Josh and Glenn bring in the New Year on The Glenn Show. They discuss the larger significance of fiscal cliff showdown. Turning to a review of Campaign 2012, Glenn asks about the deeper meaning of Obama’s decisive victory. Poverty received little attention during the election—could the theory of justice advanced by philosopher John Rawls be a remedy? Next, a few of the best pieces published last year by Boston Review, the intellectual magazine Josh has edited for two decades: a forum on effective early childhood interventions, a report on the teaching of philosophy to high school students in Brazil, and an interview with author Junot Diaz.

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The Glenn Show | Jan 2, 2013 | Glenn Loury & Joshua Cohen

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Robert Wright makes the case for a teleology that doesn’t involve “spooky forces.”

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Glenn Loury and Sandy Darity discuss the critical long-term financial implications of inherited and gifted wealth.

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Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss talk about the Republican candidates jostling for position in the upcoming primary. Plus: Clinton’s Wall Street speaking fees.

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Sociologist Paul Froese, author of On Purpose, discusses the upside and downside of the modern preoccupation with to-do lists.

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The DMZ

How Rubio’s caution could be hurting him

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National Review’s Alexis Levinson says Marco Rubio’s avoidance of saying anything wrong can make it seem like he’s not saying anything at all. Plus: Too early to write off Jeb?

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Finding meaning inside the Beltway

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Heather Hurlburt on the hidden spiritual lives of public servants. Plus: the importance of being hokey.

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A defense of hypocrisy

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Mathematicians Glen Whitney and John Allen Paulos consider why we should expect people to be inconsistent. Plus: Are we ruled by coincidence?

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Just toughen up?

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Philosophers Massimo Pigliucci and Daniel Fincke consider the difference between being stoic and being a Stoic. Plus: Advice on dealing with loss.

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Foreign Entanglements

Why you shouldn’t be afraid of ISIS

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Michael Cohen says GOP fear mongering has reached new heights in the foreign policy arena. Plus: Why Iowa doesn’t matter.

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Why reporters shouldn’t be nice

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Bill Scher and Alexis Levinson say hard-hitting questions from debate moderators are totally fair. Plus: Why Trump’s debate boycott was a “great call.”