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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

The Glenn Show

The changing cultural meaning of the “thug”

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the glamorization and demonization of an African-American stereotype.

Science Faction

A new hope for cancer therapy?

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John Horgan and George Johnson discuss promising new treatments that could help the immune system fight the disease.

Woodruff & Strauss

The unusual politics of gay adoption

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Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss explore why gay couples adopting children is more popular than same-sex marriage. Plus: Why Clinton’s media strategy is self-defeating.

The DMZ

Fox News doesn’t go easy on GOP contenders

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss Fox’s recent interviews with Bush, Rubio, and Walker. Plus: Maybe Jeb Bush doesn’t really want to be president.

Rational Actors

“Due process has gone out the window”

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Ashe Schow makes the case against campus sexual assault tribunals. Plus: Should colleges be adjudicating rape cases?

The Wright Show

Does doing good make you feel good?

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Robert Wright speaks with Peter Singer, author of the new book The Most Good You Can Do. Plus: Bad charity.

The Glenn Show

In defense of black “respectability politics”

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter stand up for an idea that is denigrated by many on the left. Plus: Is the focus on police abuse misguided?

Drezburt

The “genius” of Scott Walker

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Heather Hurlburt praises how Walker treats the American public’s anxiety. Plus: Grading Rubio’s big foreign policy speech.

The DMZ

Lessons Republicans must learn from Iraq

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As Jeb Bush stumbles over questions about Iraq, Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss how GOP candidates can do a better job. Plus: If you’re pro-immigration, shouldn’t you also be pro-trade?