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18 August 2018

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What’s gotten into college students?

Robert Wright and Princeton professor Robert P. George discuss the latest wave of campus activism. Play entire video

A counternarrative on microaggressions

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter consider the effects of minor racial insults.

The weirdest thing in physics

Robert Wright and philosopher Tim Maudlin discuss quantum non-locality.

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Yielding to belief

Stephen Asma, author of the new book Why We Need Religion, says the positive effects of religion in one’s life are more important than verifying its eternal truths.

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Liberal Islamism?

New York Times correspondent David Kirkpatrick, author of the new book Into the Hands of the Soldiers, describes the diversity of Islamist thought seen during and after the 2011 Egyptian revolution.

The real story of the Stanford Prison Experiment

Journalist Ben Blum discusses new findings that raise big doubts about one of the most famous studies in the history of psychology.

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Is corporate diversity a wolf in sheep’s clothing?

Philosophers Dan Kaufman and Brian Leiter discuss the capitalist motivations behind diversity initiatives in business and academia.

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The DMZ

“Down Goes Socialism”?

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Bill Scher explains why his recent Politico piece received a hostile reception.

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Modern male stereotypes: Homer Simpson vs. Harvey Weinstein

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Philip Christman, author of the recent essay “What Is It Like to Be a Man?”

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Culturally Determined

What ’90s kids did and didn’t learn about sex

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Eve Fairbanks, author of a recent essay on how the 1990s shaped #MeToo, discuss the messages they were taught growing up about sex.

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Trickle-down metaphysics

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Gary Lachman, author of Dark Star Rising, says Nietzsche predicted the post-truth reality that made Trump’s presidency possible.

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Culturally Determined

Is DSA the Tea Party of 2018?

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and James Martin Cole, secretary of the Austin chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, compare the two political movements.

The Wright Show

Vietnam as a cause of right-wing extremism

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Historian Kathleen Belew discusses her new book about the origins of the modern white power movement, Bring the War Home.