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Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero) and Shadi Hamid (Brookings Institution, Islamic Exceptionalism)

Shadi details how the US should aid the Syrian rebels, and Bob asks if he’s really ready for all-out war. Bob asks whether intervening wouldn’t mean being on Al Qaeda’s side. Bob and Shadi disagree about the lessons of Libya. They close by discussing which is more naïve—believing that sanctions will topple Assad or believing that military intervention would bring stable peace.

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Recorded:May 27    Posted:May 28, 2012
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Worldwise | May 28, 2012 | Robert Wright & Shadi Hamid

MeaningofLife.tv

The meaning of evil

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In this talk delivered at Fort Washington Collegiate Church, Robert Wright offers a modern interpretation of an ancient religious idea.

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The Glenn Show

Bias or behavior?

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter consider two narratives about the causes of racial inequality. Plus: Can the Chicago attack perpetrators claim victim status?

MeaningofLife.tv

Your reality, scaled up

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Marc Perkel makes the case for a cosmic perspective in this Sixty-Second Sermon.

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MeaningofLife.tv

The cosmic war wants you!

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Robert Wright and sociologist Mark Juergensmeyer consider the appeal of ISIS’s apocalyptic vision.

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MeaningofLife.tv

The “L” word

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When should you call someone a liar? A Sixty-Second Sermon by Robert Wright.

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The DMZ

Buzzfeed’s Trump dump

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis on the dangers of a media environment that rewards scandalous leaks.

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Seeing invisible people

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In this Sixty-Second Sermon Robert Wright extols the virtues of inverting your perspective.

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The Wright Show

The impotence of elite outrage

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Robert Wright and Mark Schmitt on the limited backlash from Trump’s position on Russia. Plus: Can Trump become Mr. Popularity?

The Wright Show

The fast and the furious

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Robert Wright and Will Wilkinson on how rapid social change helped foster the angry populism of Trump.