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Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero) and Michael Young (The Daily Star, The Ghosts of Martyrs Square)

To find out what’s happening in Syria, Robert Wright talks to journalist Michael Young, based in nearby Lebanon. Is the anti-Assad genie out of the bottle? Is the country on the precipice of a full-blown civil war? Could Arab troops intervene to defend anti-regime protesters? Also, Michael discusses the view from the Middle East on the potential for war with Iran.

Recorded:Jan 19    Posted:Jan 23, 2012
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Worldwise | Jan 23, 2012 | Robert Wright & Michael Young

The Glenn Show

Should liberals embrace the vocational track?

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Glenn Loury and Robert Cherry consider whether poor young men of color should focus less on formal education.   Play entire video

The Wright Show

Should college be a “safe space”?

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Robert Wright and Judith Shulevitz, author of the New York Times essay “In college and hiding from scary ideas,” debate a campus trend.   Play entire video

The DMZ

GOP primary game theory

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider whether a more moderate candidate could stand up to the conservative base. Plus: A kinder, gentler Ted Cruz?   Play entire video

The Wright Show

Don’t send ground troops to fight ISIS

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Robert Wright and Graeme Wood, author of “What ISIS Really Wants,” discuss military strategy against the group. Plus: Is ISIS “very Islamic“?   Play entire video

Science Faction

Why you’ll never be able to “upload” your consciousness

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John Horgan and the anonymous science writer Neuroskeptic discuss. Plus: How to reform scientific research.   Play entire video

Culturally Determined

Defining lumbersexuality

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Scott Shaffer explains the Minnesota origins of a new male fashion trend. Plus: Where is Minnesota? North!   Play entire video

Rational Actors

Israel’s swing voters

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Kevin Glass and John Tabin talk about why it’s common for Israeli voters to remain undecided until election day. Plus: Is Netanyahu the leader Republicans wish they had?   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

Political implications of Meerkat

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Daniel Strauss and Matt Fuller discuss the new video livestreaming app. Plus: Never tweet?   Play entire video

The Wright Show

Moving from “land for peace” to “rights for peace”

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Yousef Munayyer argues that Palestinians should embrace a new strategy. Plus: Why Netanyahu’s win is good for Palestine.   Play entire video

The DMZ

The NFL’s health crisis

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the retirement of 24-year old Chris Borland. Plus: Aaron Schock’s Downfall Abbey.   Play entire video