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19 June 2019

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Were people really less sensitive in the past?

Philosophers Daniel Kaufman and Robert Gressis discuss.
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How do Iranians view Trump?

Iranian-American journalist Negar Mortazavi explains.

Into the Amash pit

Matt Lewis explains why he would readily vote for libertarian GOP congressman Justin Amash, who is weighing a presidential run.

“This is my home”

Chris Arnade, author of the new book Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America, discusses why many Americans don’t move away from where they grew up to seek better opportunities.

Abuse in the yoga community

Josh Summers speaks with Matthew Remski, author of the new book Practice and All Is Coming, about the prevalence of sexual assault in highly devoted yoga communities.

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Families divided by politics

Glenn Loury and Darrell West, author of the new book Divided Politics, Divided Nation, discuss how highly polarized politics affects their personal lives.

Should Facebook ban fake news?

David Kaye, author of the new book Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet, considers the recent controversy over a manipulated video of Nancy Pelosi.

How recovered memory therapy led to the Satanic panic

Sarah Marshall describes the strange origins of the Satanic ritual abuse panic that swept the US during the 1980s.

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Anti-interventionism isn’t isolationism

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Chris Preble, author of the new book Peace, War, and Liberty: Understanding U.S. Foreign Policy, explains why his libertarian skepticism about military intervention isn’t the same as isolationism.

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Envisioning a post-Trump foreign policy

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Heather Hurlburt and Dan Drezner discuss what the next Democratic president would do if Trump loses in 2020.

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The downside of civic engagement

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Oliver Burkeman, author of the recent Guardian essay “How the news took over reality,” says viewing the world through a political lens may ultimately be bad for democracy.

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Is political reform in China dead?

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Robert Wright speaks to Gabriel Wildau, former Shanghai bureau chief for the Financial Times, about dashed hopes for democratic reform 30 years after Tiananmen Square.

Feminine Chaos

Moby’s May-December fantasy

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Kat Rosenfield and Phoebe Maltz Bovy discuss the politics of romantic relationships with significant age gaps.

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Mindfulness as a weapon against Trumpian tribalism

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In a lecture at Union Theological Seminary, Robert Wright outlines an alternative form of resistance.