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11 July 2020

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The Harper’s cancel-culture letter

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss the fallout from Harper’s Magazine’s open letter against cancel culture. Play entire video

Are violence and war intrinsic to human nature?

Robert Wright speaks with Rutger Bregman, author of the new book Humankind: A Hopeful History.

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Plato’s wrestling ring

Robert Gressis speaks with Douglas Edwards, author of the new book Philosophy Smackdown, about the different layers of reality in professional wrestling.

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How should we remember the racists of American history?

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter consider Woodrow Wilson, Robert E. Lee, and John C. Calhoun.

Will the truth about Epstein ever come out?

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus speculate on what could happen after Ghislaine Maxwell’s arrest.

Woodrow Wilson’s complicated legacy

Bill Scher critiques the current conservation about Wilson and race.

The secret origin story of the Christian Right

Robert Wright speaks with Sarah Posner, author of the new book Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump, who argues that race was more important than abortion in bringing evangelicals into politics.

Defining “death anxiety”

Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Abigail Nathanson about her research on psychological views of death.

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The Glenn Show

Can faith help bind up the nation’s wounds?

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Glenn Loury speaks with John Wood of Braver Angels, which seeks to combat political polarization.

Why some Russians think Putin doesn’t exist

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Nikita Petrov explains the strange phenomenon to John Horgan.

Feminine Chaos

The life-changing magic of tidying up your whiteness

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Kat Rosenfield and Phoebe Maltz Bovy speak with Leigh Stein, author of the new satirical novel Self Care, about anti-racism as self-improvement.

The Glenn Show

Were the ideals of the founding false from the start?

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Glenn Loury speaks with historian David Kaiser about the central claims of the 1619 Project.

The DMZ

Don’t dance on Trump’s grave just yet

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Despite Biden’s big polling lead, Matt Lewis says Trump’s defeat is far from a sure thing.