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26 May 2020

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The four steps that lead to moral imagination

Robert Wright speaks with Jacqueline Novogratz, author of the new book Manifesto for a Moral Revolution: Practices to Build a Better World.
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“I’m tired of crazy philosophy”

Daniel Kaufman, who is writing a book arguing for a “pluralist metaphysics,” talks about his project with philosopher Crispin Sartwell.

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The Trump earthquake that wasn’t

Robert Wright speaks with Ezra Klein, author of the new book Why We’re Polarized, about whether Trump’s presidency had the potential to spark a national political realignment.

Affirmative action for Americans?

Should American universities give preference to American applicants for graduate school over foreign applicants? Glenn Loury and Amy Wax debate.

Will Biden be replaced on the Democratic ticket?

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus debate Biden’s chances of remaining in the race.

Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill, three decades later

Glenn Loury speaks with documentarian Michael Pack, director of the new film Created Equal: Justice Thomas in His Own Words, about the legacy of the Hill hearings.

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No longer the “last adult in the room”

Daniel Drezner, author of the new book The Toddler in Chief, and Steven Teles, author of the new book Never Trump, discuss Trump’s psychology and the modern presidency.

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After lockdown

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As states start to reopen, Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus look at what we’ve learned and what lies ahead.

The DMZ

A Biden blowout?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether a Biden landslide is possible.

Feminine Chaos

The Alison Roman affair

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Kat Rosenfield and Phoebe Maltz Bovy analyze the racial controversy that the popular food writer recently sparked.

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Science fiction, free will, and robot sex

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Robert Wright and John Horgan discuss some recent explorations of free will in science fiction film and television.

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Ordinary language and “they”

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Daniel Kaufman and Jesse Singal discuss the debates in philosophy over gender identity and language use.

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Morning or mourning in America?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis analyze a pair of ads from the Trump campaign and the Lincoln Project, a new anti-Trump group.