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21 October 2020

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Is socialism compatible with identity politics?

Robert Wright speaks with John Judis, author of the new book, The Socialist Awakening: What's Different Now About the Left. Play entire video

Overturning precedent

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate how Amy Coney Barrett presented her jurisprudence at the confirmation hearings.

The tradition of liberal Protestantism

Robert Wright speaks with Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons, author of the new book Just Faith: Reclaiming Progressive Christianity.

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A controversial review

Daniel Kaufman and Robert Gressis discuss Oliver Traldi’s review of philosopher Kate Manne’s new book Entitled, which sparked an online backlash.

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How meritocracy makes us less healthy

Daniel Markovits, author of the book The Meritocracy Trap: How America’s Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite, makes the case.

Has social media hijacked our minds?

Robert Wright and Josh Summers discuss The Social Dilemma, a new documentary highly critical of social media.

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The worst debate in the history of debates

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis react to the first Trump/Biden debate.

The Glenn Show

Ice Cube’s October surprise

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss rapper Ice Cube’s influence on Trump’s plan for Black America.

The Wright Show

Sister Swamp-jah

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Should Biden denounce “the swamp”? Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus consider.

The DMZ

Will Trump actually not show up to the next debate?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider Trump’s threat to not attend the virtual presidential debate.

The Wright Show

How Secretary of State Bret Stephens would deal with China

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Robert Wright speaks with the New York Times columnist about foreign policy.

The Wright Show

The politics of Trump’s Covid

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus speculate on the fallout from the president’s diagnosis.