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26 June 2017

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TV that Americans used to share

Daniel Kaufman and David Ottlinger lament the social and political implications of television fragmentation.
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On the hunt for heretics at Evergreen State College

John McWhorter and Glenn Loury consider parallels between unrest at the school and the nature of religious zealotry. Plus: Should HBO fire Bill Maher?

What do feelings do?

Linda Blanchard, author of Dependent Arising in Context, explains how meditation can give you a different perspective on grief.

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Piercing McMaster’s mystique

Historian Daniel Bessner argues that the “warrior-scholar” serving as National Security Advisor has a narrow strategic vision. Plus: Will Comey’s testimony change anything?

Civility on the campaign trail

Bill Scher on how “above board” politics in the Democratic primary helped unify the electorate. Plus: Do Dems have a “unity edge” over Republicans?

Does Karen Handel’s win mask a threat to GOP dominance?

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider whether Georgia’s close special election foreshadows trouble for Republicans.

What’s harder: Loving yourself or loving your enemy?

Sharon Salzberg, author of the new book Real Love, on how mindfulness and meditation can help you do both.

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Has the populist wave crested?

Heather Hurlburt and Dan Drezner on why Trump’s election may have stymied nationalist populism in Europe–for now.

Jeremy Corbyn as a case for compromise

Political scientist David Brockington argues that Corbyn’s moderation facilitated Labour’s surge in support.

Global Dispatches

The ones who can’t get out

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Alexandra Bilak, Director of the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, explains the challenge of aiding populations who are forced to migrate within national borders.

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Seneca’s tips for anger management

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Massimo Pigliucci, author of the new book How to Be a Stoic, offers some classical self-help advice.

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The Wright Show

Trump and the realignment of American politics

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Political scientist Darren Beattie argues that the traditional conservative/liberal paradigm no longer makes sense. Plus: Why Trump and not just Trumpism?

Global Dispatches

The “Trump Effect”

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Marietje Schaake, Member of the European Parliament, on Europe’s reaction to political upheaval in the U.S.

Culturally Determined

Seeing Trump stabbed on stage

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Theater director Jack Tamburri, who has seen the controversial production of Julius Caesar, analyzes what the play is trying to achieve.

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“One of the most sinister crimes in American history”

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Journalist David Grann on Killers of the Flower Moon, his new book about a forgotten series of murders.