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

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

A scientifically respectable “higher purpose”

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Robert Wright makes the case for a teleology that doesn’t involve “spooky forces.”

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MeaningofLife.tv

Shortage of meaning

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Paul Froese, author of On Purpose, investigates why the American poor have more stuff, but less sense of meaning than the poor of the world. Plus: No time for death anxiety.

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The Glenn Show

Why your parents really matter

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Glenn Loury and Sandy Darity discuss the critical long-term financial implications of inherited and gifted wealth.

Woodruff & Strauss

Who’s surging in New Hampshire?

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Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss talk about the Republican candidates jostling for position in the upcoming primary. Plus: Clinton’s Wall Street speaking fees.