logo

24 August 2016

logo

Robert Farley (Lawyers, Guns and Money, University of Kentucky) and Michael Cohen (The Century Foundation, The Boston Globe, World Politics Review)

On Foreign Entanglements, Rob and Michael reassess the Libyan intervention and its impact on the rest of the Middle East. Rob reminds us that we aren’t getting better at interventions; Libya was just a special case. And since when has it been okay for the president to mislead Congress to start a war? Rob and Michael want you to know that, despite what you’ve heard, the world is really safe right now. Finally, they worry that an expansive understanding of human rights would lead to too much military action.

Play entire video
Recorded:Apr 6    Posted:Apr 8, 2012
Download:
mp4
mp3
Foreign Entanglements | Apr 8, 2012 | Robert Farley & Michael Cohen

The DMZ

How the GOP can rebuild

playvideo screenshot

Matt Lewis outlines what must happen for the Republican party to “correct itself.” Plus: Is Trump’s endgame Trump TV?

MeaningofLife.tv

What’s religion good for?

playvideo screenshot

Philip Menchaca and Jessica Sherry consider what “cargo cults” show about the function of religion. Plus: The unique beliefs of the John Frum movement.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

When the afterlife became a reward

playvideo screenshot

Psychologist Daniel Ogilvie traces the evolution of religious beliefs from prehistory onward.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

What is Psychedelic Buddhism?

playvideo screenshot

Douglas Osto, author of Altered States, describes a new kind of American spirituality that has emerged since the 1960s. Plus: Gateway drugs to Buddhism.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

Will AI lead to greater inequality?

playvideo screenshot

Robin Hanson and James Hughes consider the economic effects of future tech. Plus: Robot “zombies” vs. conscious AI.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

The importance of philosophy

playvideo screenshot

Daniel Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci on why the discipline is more than a series of intellectual exercises. Plus: Making progress in ethics.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

The DMZ

Why political narratives matter

playvideo screenshot

Matt Lewis argues that the post-election story Republicans tell themselves will determine whether the GOP successfully modernizes. Plus: The possible damage of a protest vote.

MeaningofLife.tv

The metaphysical drama behind a human one

playvideo screenshot

Religious scholar Vadim Putzu gives examples of Kabbalist interpretations of the Torah. Plus: The universe as a speech act.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

The Wright Show

How neocons paved the way for Trump

playvideo screenshot

Journalist Jim Lobe argues that some of Donald Trump’s harshest critics have been inadvertently building a political base for him for decades.

MeaningofLife.tv

The psychology of victim blaming

playvideo screenshot

Professor Liane Young describes the cognitive biases behind unfortunate thinking patterns. Plus: “They just hate us.”

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv