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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

The DMZ

Which GOPers will survive Trumpocalypse?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss how Trump has altered the careers of Republican politicians. Plus: Don’t expect Cruz 2020.

MeaningofLife.tv

Why the Finns use sauna in diplomacy

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“Saunatarian” Jack Tsonis says we tend to miss out on the social dimensions of sauna. Plus: Sauna as a spiritual experience.

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Culturally Determined

Television as a social good

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Daniel Kaufman argues that television unified the country in ways that online media can’t.

The Glenn Show

An “impossible dilemma”

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Glenn Loury and Heather Mac Donald discuss pleas for increased policing among communities that also distrust the cops. Plus: The facts on race-based police shootings.

Foreign Entanglements

Olympic-sized woes

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Historian Colin Snider discusses the dreary national mood in Brazil before the upcoming Summer Games.

The nitty gritty of being president

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David Frum argues that sound policy alone does not make for a competent leader. Plus: Is Trump confused about power?

The Glenn Show

The police are shooting unarmed white men, too

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter on the seldom-discussed list of white men wrongfully killed by cops.

The Glenn Show

Why bad cops aren’t the real problem

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Criminologist and former police officer Peter Moskos says unnecessary police shootings are more about failed systems than bad policing. Plus: Stopping death by cops.

MeaningofLife.tv

What would Spinoza say about modern-day USA?

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Spinoza scholar Steven Nadler argues that American politics is infected by religion. Plus: Spinoza and Buddhism.

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