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Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero) and Matthew Lee (Inner City Press, Predatory Bender)

Bloggingheads United Nations correspondent Matthew Lee reports on the vetoed Syria resolution and the behind-the-scenes machinations that led to its failure. Bob wonders if the world would be better off with a “get out of jail free” card for deposed dictators. Plus, Matthew has a shocking report on a Sri Lankan war criminal becoming a UN peacekeeping advisor, which leads him to inveigh against the UN’s lack of accountability.

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The Wright Show | Feb 5, 2012 | Robert Wright & Matthew Lee

MeaningofLife.tv

Mystical states aren’t just for mystics

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David Yaden discusses research showing that self-transcendent experiences are surprisingly common.

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Caveman ethics

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Robert Wright and Daniel Kaufman debate whether evolutionary psychology says anything useful about morality.

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Culturally Determined

The trouble with numbers

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and journalist Michael Tracey discuss Nate Silver’s failure to predict Trump’s triumph in the primaries. Plus: The reality of Never-Trumpers.

The DMZ

“There is no good outcome”

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Matt Lewis considers what anti-Trump Republicans should do at the upcoming convention.

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Online actions that hurt IRL

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Robert Wright and Virginia Heffernan, author of Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art, discuss the emotional permeability of the Internet. Plus: Trump as angry poet.

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The ISIS legacy

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Shadi Hamid, author of Islamic Exceptionalism, explains how the Islamic State has changed the aspirations of extremists groups. Plus: Understanding sectarian conflict.

The Glenn Show

Damage control for Trump?

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Glenn Loury suggests how the presumptive GOP nominee could gain support in black communities.

Rational Actors

Charles Koch’s Republic of Science

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Journalist Jim Tankersley on the roots of the billionaire’s passion for funding academic research. Plus: The power of money in academia.

Foreign Entanglements

Brexit’s empty promises

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Political science professor David Brockington says some British politicians have made false claims to garner support for leaving the EU. Plus: The British version of a Trump supporter.

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It’s not all about drugs

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Suzanne Koven and Jo Marchant, author of Cure, discuss how a focus on pharmaceuticals limits medicine. Plus: The real effects of “fake” medicine.

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