Glenn Loury and John McWhorter consider Woodrow Wilson, Robert E. Lee, and John C. Calhoun.
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Robert Wright speaks with Sarah Posner, author of the new book Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump, who argues that race was more important than abortion in bringing evangelicals into politics.
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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss the newspaper’s controversial article about a 2018 Halloween party.
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The Glenn Show Glenn Loury speaks with Carol M. Swain, author of the prescient 2002 book The New White Nationalism in America.