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14 October 2019

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Should we fear violent civil unrest?

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter examine the extreme risks of impeaching and convicting Trump. Play entire video
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Is free college a good idea?

Noah Smith and Ben Burgis debate the pros and cons of Bernie Sanders’s proposal for free tuition at all public universities.

Watch what you say!

Bhikkhu Bodhi, a translator of ancient Buddhist texts, discusses the demanding Buddhist ideal of “right speech.”

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Is Trump worth impeaching?

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether Democrats are taking a major risk by pushing for Trump’s impeachment.

What happens if affirmative action is eliminated?

Glenn Loury considers the question at an event hosted by the St. Olaf College Institute for Freedom and Community.

Does it matter that the whistleblower is a CIA agent?

Robert Wright and Michael Tracey debate the importance of the identity of a key player in the Ukraine scandal.

How the Southern style of politics took over the GOP

Robert Wright speaks with Angie Maxwell, author of the new book The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics.

Are boycotts ethical?

Philosopher David Ottlinger speaks with business ethics professor Carson Young.

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Love thy political antagonist as thyself

Glenn Loury speaks with John Wood about whether the virtues associated with personal relationships can be translated into the political realm.

The Wright Show

A magazine of ideas in an online world

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Robert Wright speaks with Chris Lehmann, the new editor of The New Republic.

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Describing “ultimate reality”

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Daniel Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci discuss whether physicists will be ever able to describe the structure of reality.

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Culturally Determined

Why cancel culture is both real and fake

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Mellie Macker consider the power dynamics of “cancellation.”

The DMZ

A conservative’s case for impeachment

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis analyze the latest developments in the Ukraine scandal.

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The philosophy of aspiration

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Robert Wright speaks with philosopher Agnes Callard, author of the book Aspiration: The Agency of Becoming, about how we change what we value.

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