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6 June 2020

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Is it time to worry about Trump’s authoritarianism?

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus debate. Play entire video

Does Steve King’s loss signal the waning of Trumpism?

Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis analyze the far-right Iowa congressman’s primary defeat.

Why has the pandemic not united humanity?

Robert Wright speaks with psychologist Paul Bloom about the coronavirus, the famous Robbers Cave experiment, and the social effects of different kinds of common threats.

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Is there any upside to an online shaming?

Kat Rosenfield and Phoebe Maltz Bovy discuss the fallout from the Central Park birder incident.

A socially distanced convention?

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether the political conventions can take place during the pandemic.

“Everything screws the poor”

Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Chris Arnade, author of the book Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America, about class and the pandemic.

After lockdown

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

A Biden blowout?

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

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What is it like to be a dog?

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Robert Wright and Andrew Sullivan, whose beloved dog Eddy died recently, reflect on canine consciousness.

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The four steps that lead to moral imagination

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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”

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

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