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22 October 2020

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Why the “long tail” thesis was wrong

Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with William Deresiewicz, author of the new book The Death of the Artist: How Creators Are Struggling to Survive in the Age of Billionaires and Big Tech. Play entire video

Ice Cube’s October surprise

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss rapper Ice Cube’s influence on Trump’s plan for Black America.

Sister Swamp-jah

Should Biden denounce “the swamp”? Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus consider.

Overturning precedent

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate how Amy Coney Barrett presented her jurisprudence at the confirmation hearings.

A controversial review

Daniel Kaufman and Robert Gressis discuss Oliver Traldi’s review of philosopher Kate Manne’s new book Entitled, which sparked an online backlash.

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How meritocracy makes us less healthy

Daniel Markovits, author of the book The Meritocracy Trap: How America’s Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite, makes the case.

The politics of Trump’s Covid

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus speculate on the fallout from the president’s diagnosis.

The DMZ

The two Joe Bidens

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss the competing moderate and left-wing influences on a Biden presidency.

The Wright Show

Is socialism compatible with identity politics?

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Robert Wright speaks with John Judis, author of the new book, The Socialist Awakening: What’s Different Now About the Left.

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The tradition of liberal Protestantism

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Robert Wright speaks with Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons, author of the new book Just Faith: Reclaiming Progressive Christianity.

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The DMZ

Will Trump actually not show up to the next debate?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider Trump’s threat to not attend the virtual presidential debate.

The Wright Show

How Secretary of State Bret Stephens would deal with China

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Robert Wright speaks with the New York Times columnist about foreign policy.

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Has social media hijacked our minds?

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Robert Wright and Josh Summers discuss The Social Dilemma, a new documentary highly critical of social media.

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