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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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Recorded:Feb 4    Posted:Feb 5, 2012
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The Wright Show | Feb 5, 2012 | Robert Wright & Matthew Lee

The DMZ

The sunny Trumpian future

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Matt Lewis gives reasons for optimism and Bill Scher dissents.

MeaningofLife.tv

Inside the minds of terrorists

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Sociologist Mark Juergensmeyer on the link between religion and attacks like the Oklahoma City bombing. Plus: The cosmic war wants you!

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Mindful killers and thieves

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Robert Wright and Buddhist scholar Dale Wright discuss how meditation can be used to do bad things more skillfully.

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Against empathy

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Paul Bloom delivers a Sixty-Second Sermon based on his new book.

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The Glenn Show

Does Trump have a master plan?

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Glenn Loury and Joshua Cohen on whether Trump’s quarrel with John Lewis reflects a broader strategy.

The Wright Show

Either/or in American politics

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Will Wilkinson on the moral polarization that’s hurting the country. Plus: How rapid social change led to the angry populism of Trump.

MeaningofLife.tv

What would John Stuart Mill think?

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Daniel Kaufman and David Ottlinger discuss the relevance of the 19th-century philosopher’s ideas to the current debate on political correctness.

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Why no word from space aliens?

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Robert Wright offers an unsettling answer in this Sixty-Second Sermon.

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