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10 April 2021

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The Chauvin trial’s false choice

Robert Wright argues that even if George Floyd was overdosing, Derek Chauvin is accountable for his death. Play entire video

The replication crisis in experimental psychology

Robert Wright talks with Jesse Singal, author of the new book The Quick Fix, about why so many highly touted findings from psychology haven’t panned out.

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Why is Saudi Arabia so afraid of Iran?

In a conversation with Connor Echols, scholar Madawi al-Rasheed argues that the Saudi monarchy uses its rivalry with Iran to justify repression at home and antagonism abroad.

The political risks of racial equity legislation

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss how race-based public policy could backfire against Democrats.

Is “election integrity” code for “disenfranchisement”?

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter debate whether new election regulations are aimed at suppressing the Black vote.

Can there be a Trumpism without Trump?

Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Matthew Sitman, cohost of the podcast Know Your Enemy.

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Beating a dead horse

Connor Echols and Jessica J. Lee discuss why crippling sanctions haven’t brought North Korea to the table.

Reconciling liberty and equality

Glenn Loury and Josh Cohen discuss the philosopher John Rawls’s vision of liberalism.

Will this time be different?

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis explore what’s different, and what’s not different, in the gun control debate after the recent mass shootings.

The DMZ

Is Manchin for real?

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Is Sen. Joe Manchin’s latest call for bipartisanship a roadblock to an infrastructure bill, or is it more political kabuki? Bill Scher and Matthew Cooper discuss.

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Reframing the DMT experience

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Nikita Petrov describes his conflicted relationship with “DMT entities” and how encountering them changed his thoughts on Scientology.

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“Everything is Jim Crow”

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Matt Lewis takes issue with Democrats’ invocation of Jim Crow’s legacy in the current voting rights debate.

The Wright Show

To catch a hacker

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Robert Wright asks cyber security expert Tim Stevens how confident we can be that Russia was behind the Solar Winds hack.

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Vaccines want to be free

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Robert Wright argues that U.S. lawmakers’ mindless defense of intellectual property rights makes it harder to defeat the pandemic.

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How meditation can make us better global citizens

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Robert Wright explains how mindfulness could help humanity overcome destructive cognitive biases.

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