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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

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.

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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.

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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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Ringmaster Trump

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Bill Scher argues that people should oppose the president-elect by ignoring the whole spectacle. Plus: Buzzfeed’s Trump dump.

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Deep Blue

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Tech entrepreneur James Currier explains why he started Blue, a new spiritual community.

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