On Foreign Entanglements, Matt talks with Aziz about how Romney’s “culture” comments were received among Palestinians (hint: not well). Matt outlines the problem with introducing “providence” into political discussions. Would President Romney really recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and would that mean the end of the two-state solution? Matt thinks that Romney inadvertently kicked off a rare good conversation about Israel-Palestine in DC. Aziz argues that Mahmoud Abbas is right to not negotiate with Netanyahu. Finally, if the two-state solution is dead, what happens next?Play entire video
Glenn Loury explains how academia could benefit from more flexible measures of merit. Plus: Is there a downside to social uplift?
Bill Scher and Matt Lewis on why Trump’s DACA repeal is a no-win situation for Republicans. Plus: Should Trump’s wall be a deal breaker?
Aryeh Cohen-Wade and actress Zandy Hartig speculate on Trump’s mental and physical constitution. Plus: Coping with Trump.
Philosopher Stephen Asma, author of the new book The Evolution of Imagination, says that advocates of “effective altruism” should consider how imagination aids moral development. Plus: What came before consciousness?Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv