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20 June 2019

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Mourning on Twitter

Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Rachel Vorona-Cote, who recently wrote about grieving for her mother's death in the essay "The Fraught Culture of Online Mourning."
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Anti-interventionism isn’t isolationism

Chris Preble, author of the new book Peace, War, and Liberty: Understanding U.S. Foreign Policy, explains why his libertarian skepticism about military intervention isn’t the same as isolationism.

Envisioning a post-Trump foreign policy

Heather Hurlburt and Dan Drezner discuss what the next Democratic president would do if Trump loses in 2020.

How do Iranians view Trump?

Iranian-American journalist Negar Mortazavi explains.

Into the Amash pit

Matt Lewis explains why he would readily vote for libertarian GOP congressman Justin Amash, who is weighing a presidential run.

Abuse in the yoga community

Josh Summers speaks with Matthew Remski, author of the new book Practice and All Is Coming, about the prevalence of sexual assault in highly devoted yoga communities.

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Families divided by politics

Glenn Loury and Darrell West, author of the new book Divided Politics, Divided Nation, discuss how highly polarized politics affects their personal lives.

Moby’s May-December fantasy

Kat Rosenfield and Phoebe Maltz Bovy discuss the politics of romantic relationships with significant age gaps.

The Glenn Show

The “black silent majority”

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Michael Fortner describes his book Black Silent Majority: The Rockefeller Drug Laws and the Politics of Punishment, about support for draconian drug laws in the black community in the 1970s.

Culturally Determined

“This is my home”

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Chris Arnade, author of the new book Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America, discusses why many Americans don’t move away from where they grew up to seek better opportunities.

The Wright Show

The downside of civic engagement

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Oliver Burkeman, author of the recent Guardian essay “How the news took over reality,” says viewing the world through a political lens may ultimately be bad for democracy.

The Wright Show

Is political reform in China dead?

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Robert Wright speaks to Gabriel Wildau, former Shanghai bureau chief for the Financial Times, about dashed hopes for democratic reform 30 years after Tiananmen Square.

The Wright Show

Should Facebook ban fake news?

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David Kaye, author of the new book Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet, considers the recent controversy over a manipulated video of Nancy Pelosi.