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1 December 2022

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Israel in American politics

Robert Wright and Eric Alterman, author of the new book We Are Not One, discuss how differences in attitudes toward Israel among American Jews play out politically. Play entire video

Dems in “array”

Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss why they think the Democrats have looked more in sync than their GOP counterparts as of late.

The minds of others

Robert Wright and psychologist Paul Bloom discuss the limits and benefits of cognitive empathy.

The “Russian” missile

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss the explosion in Poland that led Zelensky to call for NATO intervention.

Whose side are you on?

Glenn and John defend their respective decisions to vote Republican and Democrat in the midterms.

Is DeSantis headed for the White House?

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus reassess the American political landscape in the aftermath of the midterms.

What happened to the “red wave”?

Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss the midterm results and compare the (still-developing) outcomes to their predictions.

Bull in a Twitter shop

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss Elon Musk’s first week as a social media mogul.

Winning the fight on affirmative action

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the Supreme Court case that may end racial preferences in affirmative action.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

You call this a town square?

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus debate Elon Musk’s stewardship of Twitter.

The Glenn Show

The “poison” of racial identity

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Glenn Loury, Kmele Foster, Shelby Steele, and Robert Woodson debate the merits of taking pride in the past accomplishments of other black Americans.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

What’s the deal with Mastodon?

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Robert Wright and tech writer Harry McCracken discuss the suddenly prominent Twitter alternative.

The Glenn Show

Is immigration good for African Americans?

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Glenn Loury and filmmaker Rob Montz discuss open questions in the immigration debate.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Self-awareness the hard way

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Cognitive psychologist John Vervaeke takes Robert Wright through an empathy circling exercise in real time.

The DMZ

Midterm prediction extravaganza!

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis deliver their House, Senate, and gubernatorial election predictions.