BhTV

15 September 2014

bloggingheads.tv

Robert Farley (Lawyers, Guns and Money, University of Kentucky) and Peter Mansoor (Ohio State University)

On Foreign Entanglements, Rob talks to Peter about the latter’s recent edited volume, Hybrid Warfare. Pete explains the reasoning behind his chapter selections, leading to discussions about warfare in Ancient Rome, the American Civil War, and the Second Sino-Japanese War. Rob asks Pete about the changes that technology has wrought in the practice of hybrid war, and Pete and Rob then discuss the upcoming sequester and the future of the American military establishment.

Recorded:Feb 11    Posted:Feb 11, 2013
Download:   wmv | mp4 | mp3 | fast mp3
Foreign Entanglements | Feb 11, 2013 | Robert Farley & Peter Mansoor

Science Faction

Programmed for war?

playBhTV video

John Horgan and George Johnson debate whether, from an evolutionary perspective, war is qualitatively different from other types of violence.   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

The GOP Senate’s first move

playBhTV video

Betsy Woodruff and Sahil Kapur predict what will happen if Republicans win the Senate. Plus: A Republican wave?   Play entire video

The DMZ

The GOP targets the center

playBhTV video

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis wonder if a Republican-controlled Senate would be influenced by the more moderate positions some GOP candidates are taking on issues like birth control and the minimum wage. Plus: Has Obama stuck to his guns?   Play entire video

Worldwise

As Scotland goes, so goes Quebec?

playBhTV video

On the eve of the Scottish independence referendum, Robert Wright and Alex Massie talk about a “yes” vote’s potential domino effect on secessionist movements around the world. Plus: Will Great Britain break up?   Play entire video

Rational Actors

When journalists take sides

playBhTV video

Kevin Glass and Steve Gutowski debate whether gaming journalists and politics journalists have something in common: an inability to see their own biases. Plus: GamerGate and the feminist critique of video-game culture.   Play entire video

The Mind Report

The evolution of lying

playBhTV video

Humans aren’t the only liars in the animal kingdom. Tom Flower describes the treachery of the fork-tailed drongo.   Play entire video

The Glenn Show

The case against MOOCs

playBhTV video

William Deresiewicz, author of Excellent Sheep, on the downside of massive open online courses. Plus: What’s wrong with elite universities.   Play entire video

Foreign Entanglements

Do we need ICBMs for deterrence in Europe?

playBhTV video

Robert Farley and Al Mauroni debate whether the U.S. can afford to shed some of its nuclear arsenal, and what message it would send to other countries. Plus:  Nuclear calculus in Ukraine.   Play entire video

The DMZ

Skin in the game

playBhTV video

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the 2016 Republican contenders, and Matt outlines the most important trait for winning: getting back up after being knocked down. Plus: The optics of foreign policy.   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

A shocking upset in Illinois?

playBhTV video

On the premiere of Woodruff & Strauss, Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss analyze the Illinois governor’s race. Plus: Sexual harassment on Capitol Hill.   Play entire video