In a conversation with Robert Wright, Rania Khalek argues that the decision had less to do with Iran than most people think.
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Glenn Loury and Richard Epstein discuss critical race theory and the legal history of racial redress in the US.
Following the revelation that Putin owns a float tank, Nikita Petrov and John Horgan speculate that he may be the Übermensch.
Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis push back on bipartisan infrastructure deal pessimism.
Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with DougJ, who runs the parody Twitter account New York Times Pitchbot, about a lazy trope of reporting on Middle America.
International relations scholars John Ikenberry and Patrick Porter debate whether America is an empire.
Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the rhetoric and politics of the critical race theory debate.
Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss a spate of recent pieces suggesting that the left, more than the right, has escalated the culture war.
Mathematician Timothy Nguyen, in conversation with Robert Wright, critiques Weinstein’s grand theory of physics.
Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with John McWhorter, author of the new book Nine Nasty Words: English in the Gutter: Then, Now, and Forever.
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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss the possibility that Covid vaccines will become a permanent part of life.
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Robert Wright and Eli Lake debate whether autocracies violate international rules and norms more than democracies.
Stephen Wertheim of the Carnegie Endowment and Thomas Wright of the Brookings Institution debate whether the US should fundamentally reevaluate its military engagement abroad.
Aryeh Cohen-Wade and historian Daniel Bessner critique C-SPAN’s recent ranking of the best and worst American presidents.