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29 June 2022

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Reaching out to “the enemy”

Robert Wright and Matthew Yglesias discuss the difficult but necessary work of thinking outside the tribe. Play entire video

The “Putin’s talking points” smear

Robert Wright and Matt Duss, foreign policy advisor to Bernie Sanders, discuss the debate-terminating accusation.

Virtue signaling as foreign policy

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss growing skepticism toward Biden’s “struggle against autocracy.”

How diverse should viewpoint diversity be?

Glenn Loury and Jonathan Haidt discuss the point where maintaining viewpoint diversity meets the necessity of advocating for specific policy positions.

Should America raise the age to own a firearm?

Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss proposed changes to American gun laws in the wake of the most recent spate of mass shootings.

“We kill people for policies that do no f***ing good”

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus weigh the merits of the US’s use of sanctions.

Deflating the inflation issue

Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis ask whether Democrats’ anti-Trump midterm strategy will win over voters angry about inflation, gas prices, and quality of life issues.

A path to a ceasefire

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss developments in Ukraine that could lead to peace.

We must make ourselves equal

In his acceptance speech for the 2022 Bradley Prize, Glenn Loury argues that true equality for Black Americans can only result from taking up “the burdens of our freedom.”

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Who loses in the gun fight?

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus debate the fallout from the Supreme Court’s ruling that states must allow individuals to carry guns outside the home.

The Glenn Show

What do we know about diversity?

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss whether student knowledge about racial preferences in college admissions distorts our knowledge of black students’ real intellectual abilities.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Propaganda: explanation or excuse?

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Robert Wright and Russian artist and writer Nikita Petrov discuss the Russian people’s responsibility to resist disinformation.

The Glenn Show

The unified field theory of non-whiteness

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the possible fragmentation of a political coalition of “people of color” in the US.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Is Ukraine becoming another Syria?

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Robert Wright and Syria expert Joshua Landis discuss whether US policy is helping to turn Ukraine into a devastating frozen conflict.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Divided we stand?

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Robert Wright and author Jonathan Haidt discuss whether America needs a unified culture to survive.