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19 November 2017

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How Luther made Christianity personal

Robert Wright and historian Craig Harline, author of A World Ablaze, discuss how Luther’s chronic remorse fostered the doctrine of salvation through faith. Plus: Protestantism celebrates its 500th anniversary.
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Arguing the right way

Social psychologist and 2017 MacArthur “Genius” grant winner Betsy Levy Paluck explains how narrative can open people to opposing worldviews.

Buddhists who hate

Scholar of religion Michael Jerryson, author of the forthcoming book If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, explains why Buddhists are attacking Muslims in Myanmar.

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What our laws say about who we are

William R. Black and Jorge Juan Rodriguez V discuss how statecraft and religion can’t be separated in the telling of American and Puerto Rican history.

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The first “bleeding heart” in politics

Journalist Ryan Cooper and historian Thomas Knock, author of The Rise of a Prairie Statesman, compare George McGovern’s 1972 presidential campaign and Bernie Sanders’s 2016 primary run.

Being nice online

Information privacy expert Danielle Citron disputes the notion that online anonymity creates an environment of harassment and abuse. Plus: When do online threats cross the line?

How Obama ended up Between Two Ferns

David Litt, author of the new book Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years, tells the stories behind Obama’s appearances with comedians like Keegan-Michael Key and Zach Galifianakis. Plus: Why is Sean Spicer a household name?

The consequences of inaction

In a live edition of Drezburt, Dan Drezner and Heather Hurlburt discuss why nonintervention is itself a type of intervention when it comes to American foreign policy.

Debating the estate tax

Economists Glenn Loury and Laurence Kotlikoff examine whether the estate tax is appropriate.  

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Does art have to elevate humanity?

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Daniel Kaufman questions Hegel on art’s inherent purpose. Plus: What art tells us.

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The DMZ

Should Al Franken step down?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis weigh the senator’s political options.

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Challenging the narrative on race and police brutality

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Philippe Lemoine argues that state violence against blacks is exaggerated by the media.

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Who deserves credit for Northam’s win?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the Virginia governor’s race.

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More atheists, fewer foxholes

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Historian of science Peter Harrison asserts that basic personal security, rather than science, is responsible for religious decline around the world. Plus: The elusive “rational” religion.

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Indicting the past, ignoring the present

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Glenn Loury and Professor of Philosophy Nir Eisikovits on what’s behind the desire to remove Confederate statues. Plus: Is condemning Christopher Columbus “cheap morality“?