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17 May 2022

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The rival technological visions of the US and China

Robert Wright and Ian Bremmer discuss a theme in Bremmer’s new book The Power of Crisis. Play entire video

Are Dems ignoring rural voters?

Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis debate whether Barack Obama is responsible for Democrats losing ground in states like Nebraska.

Arming Ukraine

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss the impact of new weapons on the course of the war.

Whither left populism?

Glenn Loury and Briahna Joy Gray discuss the reasons behind the Democratic Party’s resistance to progressivism and left populism.

What if the physical isn’t physical?

In conversation with Robert Wright, philosopher Bernardo Kastrup explains how to make sense of the (seemingly) material world under a consciousness-only model of reality.

The dignities of modernity

Glenn Loury and Greg Thomas, co-founder of the Jazz Leadership Project and senior fellow at the Institute for Cultural Evolution, discuss the past and future of black cultural forms.

What US elites get wrong about Russia-Ukraine

Marlene Laruelle, author of Is Russia Fascist?, argues the war could have been averted.

Can anyone stop Elon Musk?

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss the possible repercussions of the richest man in the world’s ongoing attempt to buy Twitter.

The Wright Show

An “Ultra-MAGA” spoiler in PA

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss how Kathy Barnette’s surging poll numbers are complicating the Pennsylvania GOP senate primary.

The Glenn Show

The Roe v. Wade leak

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter debate whether the ends now justify the means in American politics.

The DMZ

The politics of overturning Roe

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss whether Republicans will accept judicial victory gracefully or take things too far.

The Wright Show

Breaking up with Twitter is hard to do

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss Twitter’s crucial role in helping writers monetize.

The DMZ

Can Biden go another round?

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Bill Scher, Matt K. Lewis, and Robert Wright discuss whether Joe Biden will be able to handle the rigors of a traditional reelection campaign.

The Glenn Show

Conflict and social criticism

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Glenn Loury and Stephanie Lepp, Executive Producer at the Center for Humane Technology, debate the purpose of Glenn’s social and political criticism.