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25 June 2019

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How Clarence Thomas views race

Glenn Loury speaks with legal historian Scott Gerber, author of the book First Principles: The Jurisprudence of Clarence Thomas. Play entire video

Sorry, not sorry

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss Joe Biden and the emerging political advantage in refusing to apologize after gaffes or personal misconduct.

Mourning on Twitter

Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Rachel Vorona-Cote, who recently wrote about grieving her mother’s death in the essay “The Fraught Culture of Online Mourning.”

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The “black silent majority”

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.

Envisioning a post-Trump foreign policy

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

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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The downside of civic engagement

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.

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Embrace the strange

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Jeffrey Kripal, author of the new book The Flip: Epiphanies of Mind and the Future of Knowledge, argues that strict materialism does more to encourage religious fundamentalism than to stem it.

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A thought experiment about free will and moral responsibility

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Philosopher Gideon Rosen considers an ancient slaveholder who has no idea that slavery is wrong.

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The Wright Show

Anti-interventionism isn’t isolationism

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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.

The Wright Show

How do Iranians view Trump?

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Iranian-American journalist Negar Mortazavi explains.

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 Glenn Show

Families divided by politics

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