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25 June 2022

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Who loses in the gun fight?

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. Play entire video

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.

Propaganda: explanation or excuse?

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

The unified field theory of non-whiteness

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

Is Ukraine becoming another Syria?

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

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.”

Divided we stand?

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

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.

The Wright Show

The “Putin’s talking points” smear

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

The Wright Show

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

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

The DMZ

Deflating the inflation issue

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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.

The Wright Show

A path to a ceasefire

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

The Wright Show

The bad news lag

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss the delay between setbacks for Ukraine and Western reporting on those setbacks.