Robert Wright and Francis Fukuyama, author of Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment, discuss the challenge of teasing out the sources of Trump's appeal.
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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus consider which non-frontrunner has the better shot at becoming president.
Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the punishment that Harvard levied on Fryer, the renowned African-American economist who was accused of sexual harassment.
Brink Lindsey argues that Democrats have erred by attacking health insurance companies instead of the real malefactors—doctors and hospitals.
Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate.
Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Daniel Bessner discuss how the shock at Jeffrey Epstein’s death quickly turned into a gleeful jokefest on social media.
Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Erin Schwartz, who recently wrote about viewing The Sopranos through the lens of New Jersey politics and culture.
Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Daniel Bessner debate capitalism, socialism, and hierarchy through the lens of the Epstein scandal.
Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider Haley’s denial that she was interested in replacing Pence as vice president.
Kat Rosenfield and Phoebe Maltz Bovy analyze the meme of the middle-aged white woman who makes a fuss.
The Wright Show
Robert Wright and psychologist Paul Bloom discuss Epstein’s history of giving money to academics.
The Glenn Show
Glenn Loury talks with Penn Law professor Amy Wax about the idea of giving preferential treatment to immigrants from Western nations.