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18 September 2020

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Staying on the front porch

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis assess Biden's travel-light campaign strategy. Play entire video

How can there be persons?

Philosophers Daniel Kaufman and Joshua Rasmussen consider.

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The cadaver factor

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus consider Biden’s alleged cognitive decline.

Discrimination at Harvard?

Glenn Loury speaks with economist Peter Arcidiacono, an expert witness for a group of Asian-American applicants suing Harvard for alleged racial bias.

The non-incumbent president

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss Trump’s unusual strategy of running as the challenger.

The anti-racist “bluff”

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the sincerity of white support for Black uprisings.

The disaster of college reopenings

Kat Rosenfield and Phoebe Maltz Bovy discuss the fatally flawed attempt to bring students back to residential colleges.

Culturally Determined

Interrogating Trump as “performance artist”

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Christopher Grobe, author of a recent scholarly article on Trump’s connections to performance art.

The Wright Show

Preventing bad interventions

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Robert Wright and Robert Kagan debate whether America would be better off if it consistently respected international law.

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Mindfully coping with anger on social media

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Robert Wright speaks with meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg, author of the new book Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World.

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What makes the Marvel films great

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Daniel Kaufman speaks with comic book writer Milton Lawson.

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The Wright Show

Are liberal democracies more likely to play by the rules?

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Robert Wright and international relations scholar John Ikenberry debate the question.

The Glenn Show

Imagining the conservative university

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Glenn Loury and political scientist Steven Teles consider the possibilities and problems of a Conservative Studies program.