logo

21 August 2019

logo

Share this video:

Or choose a specific part to share:

Start at:
Stop at:
Preview

Embed this video, or the specific part you've chosen, on your site:

Matthew Duss (Foundation for Middle East Peace) and Zack Beauchamp (Vox)

On Foreign Entanglements, Matt and Zack discuss new evidence that Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat, who died in 2004, may have been poisoned. Why would Israel have assassinated Arafat at the same time it was preparing to withdraw from Gaza? And how might the renewed debate over Arafat’s death affect the Israeli-Palestinian conflict going forward? Matt brings up the recent talks on Iran’s nuclear program in Moscow, where Zack is skeptical that any progress was made. Should the US have intervened directly to support Iran’s Green Movement in 2009? Finally, they discuss what Mitt Romney has to gain by traveling to Israel during an election year.

Play entire video
Recorded:Jul 6    Posted:Jul 8, 2012
Download:
mp3
Foreign Entanglements | Jul 8, 2012 | Matthew Duss & Zack Beauchamp

The Wright Show

Bernie or Warren?

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus consider which non-frontrunner has the better shot at becoming president.

The Glenn Show

The case of Roland Fryer

playvideo screenshot

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the punishment that Harvard levied on Fryer, the renowned African-American economist who was accused of sexual harassment.

The Wright Show

The real villains in the medical establishment

playvideo screenshot

Brink Lindsey argues that Democrats have erred by attacking health insurance companies instead of the real malefactors—doctors and hospitals.

The Wright Show

Jeffrey Epstein and the corruption of academia

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and psychologist Paul Bloom discuss Epstein’s history of giving money to academics.

Culturally Determined

Cracking jokes about Epstein

playvideo screenshot

Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Daniel Bessner discuss how the shock at Jeffrey Epstein’s death quickly turned into a gleeful jokefest on social media.

The Glenn Show

Privileging Western culture

playvideo screenshot

Glenn Loury talks with Penn Law professor Amy Wax about the idea of giving preferential treatment to immigrants from Western nations.

Culturally Determined

Chris Christie and Tony Soprano

playvideo screenshot

Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Erin Schwartz, who recently wrote about viewing The Sopranos through the lens of New Jersey politics and culture.

MeaningofLife.tv

Western philosophy and white supremacism

playvideo screenshot

Philosopher Crispin Sartwell lays out his argument comparing mind-body dualism with racism.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

The trouble with corporate mindfulness

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright speaks with Ronald Purser, author of the new book McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv