Book critic Christian Lorentzen discusses his recent essay using literary analysis to understand the Trump and Biden eras.
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In a conversation with Mickey Kaus, Robert Wright argues that humans are in trouble if aliens don’t show up sooner or later.
Glenn Loury, Cornel West, and Teodros Kiros discuss the global cultural impact of Black Americans and the problems of internalized despair that they still confront.
Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss why Vice President Kamala Harris seems to attract an outsized amount of attention and criticism.
Robert Wright and anthropologist Agustín Fuentes, author of a controversial article on The Descent of Man, try to unpack Darwin’s attitudes on race and genocide.Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv
In a conversation with Robert Wright, Mickey Kaus makes the case for an anti-woke Tea Party.
In a conversation with Robert Wright, historian David Brophy explains how China justifies its repression of the Uyghurs as part of the international fight against terrorism.
Robert Wright argues that Trump is partly responsible for the absence of moderate candidates in Iran’s upcoming presidential election (and that Biden may be, too).
Glenn Loury talks to economist Laurence Kotlikoff about the dangers of inflation caused by debt-financed COVID relief.
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Robert Wright and Nikita Petrov discuss how Alexey Navalny’s return to Russia and the Belarusian political crisis led to Russia’s most recent crackdown on political freedoms.
Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Rabbi Ari Hart about Jewish religious instruction in America.
Matt Lewis and Bill Scher explore the meaning behind Trump’s blog bust.
Nicholas Clairmont discusses his recent essay applying class analysis to “woke” language.