25 November 2020


The complicity of conservative elites

Bill Kristol says a major source of Trumpism's power has been overlooked. Play entire video

“I didn’t think it was possible to get worse”

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the state of the GOP as Trump fights his electoral loss.

Is it wrong to not vote?

Daniel Kaufman speaks with Kevin Currie-Knight, who chose not to vote in the recent election.

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How America decided to dominate the world

Robert Wright speaks with Stephen Wertheim about his new book, Tomorrow, the World: The Birth of US Global Supremacy.

“Controversy has always been my business”

Leon Wieseltier discusses Liberties, his new quarterly journal on culture and politics.

What’s next for Trump and Trumpism?

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss the possibility of a Trump news network and a new Republican coalition.

Academics exposed as racial fakers

Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Katrina Gulliver about recent cases of white professors who assumed a false racial identity.

“What killed Michael Brown?”

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter speak with Eli Steele and Shelby Steele about their new documentary, What Killed Michael Brown?

The Glenn Show

Ibram X. Kendi and the problem with public intellectuals today

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John McWhorter speaks his mind on Ibram X. Kendi after the Boston University professor called John’s ideas “racist.”

The Wright Show

How much damage is Trump doing?

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus debate the effects of Trump’s post-election fight.

Culturally Determined

Who should replace Alex Trebek?

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade asks Joanna Mang, a one-time Jeopardy! champion.

The Wright Show

How “paranoid parenting” screws up kids

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Robert Wright speaks with Greg Lukianoff, co-author of the book The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure.


Debating standpoint theory

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Philosophers Daniel Kaufman and Crispin Sartwell examine the idea of “standpoint,” which is often deployed in debates over race and gender.

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