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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 Wright Show

You’re what’s wrong with Twitter

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The Glenn Show

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Economists Glenn Loury and Robert Cherry on the debate over how social programs should shape behavior. Plus: Who needs college?

The Glenn Show

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Glenn Loury and Harold Pollack discuss how block grants would affect health care for the poor.

The DMZ

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether the president can scare Republicans into backing the health care bill.

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Robert Wright and economist Andrés Rondón on why political narratives don’t need much in the way of facts. Plus: Is Trump America’s Hugo Chávez?

MeaningofLife.tv

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Philosopher Matthew Liao looks at ways to combat climate change through genetic engineering.

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The Glenn Show

Does Chicago need a crackdown?

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Glenn Loury and Alden Loury debate how to stop the shootings. Plus: Life on the South Side.

MeaningofLife.tv

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Journalist Tony Ortega talks about the literal and metaphorical bars that keep people in Scientology. Plus: The sci-fi religion.

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