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Recorded:Jun 3    Posted:Jun 5, 2009
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The Week in Blog | Jun 5, 2009 | Brian Beutler & Matt K. Lewis

The Wright Show

The fascist next door

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Conor Friedersdorf considers the possibility that some people are wired to want an authoritarian state.

Culturally Determined

The timelessness of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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Always Sunny writer Megan Ganz on how the show about a gang of jerks delivers what people want. Plus: How writers get screwed in the Netflix age.

MeaningofLife.tv

How free are we?

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Psychologist David Barash, invoking karma and genes, revises the existentialist view of freedom. Plus: Existentialist bio-Buddhism.

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The DMZ

Trump’s surprising 100 days

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Never Trumper John Hawkins says the president is starting to win him over.

The Wright Show

The jackboots are coming (maybe)!

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus on whether Trump will become a despot. Plus: Scaring the immigrants out.

The Wright Show

Resist Trump wisely

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Political scientist Erica Chenoweth on what the anti-Trump movement can learn from non-violent movements around the world. Plus: It wasn’t Syrians who started Syria’s civil war.

The Divided States of America?

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Psychologist Troy Campbell says that Americans may be less polarized than they think.

The left’s Russophobia

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David Klion and Michael Tracey debate whether the Trump-Russia story has spun out of control. Plus: Is Trump becoming a neocon?

The Wright Show

America the hypocritical?

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Robert Wright and Eli Lake debate whether the U.S. has a double standard when it comes to Iran’s support for Syria. Plus: Must Assad go?