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Recorded:Sep 18    Posted:Sep 18, 2012
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The Wright Show | Sep 18, 2012 | Robert Wright & Josh Barro

Culturally Determined

Radical or reactionary?

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Doug Lain of Zero Books, publisher of Andrea Nagle’s Kill All Normies, explains how the alt-right differs from other forms of radical politics.

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Could a god work in quantum ways?

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Robert Wright asks Brian Greene whether the laws of physics leave room for outside intervention. Plus: The surprising appeal of “many worlds”.

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Drezburt

Trump’s incredible shrinking credibility!

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Heather Hurlburt and Daniel Drezner on how the president is getting in his own way. Plus: The end of the axis of adults.

The Glenn Show

Marking our moral evolution

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John McWhorter argues that Confederate leaders like Robert E. Lee should be remembered, but not commemorated.

The Wright Show

Is there a method to Trump’s madness?

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Journalist Sarah Posner on how Trump’s open hostility toward the media strengthens his base of support. Plus: Trump’s nightmare scenario.

Culturally Determined

How do you solve a problem like General Lee?

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B.D. McClay, editor at The Hedgehog Review, contends that making the argument about Confederate monuments into a national debate is misguided.

The DMZ

Fighter pilots win wars, not elections

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Bill Scher says that the surge in veterans running for office isn’t necessarily a boon for Democrats. Plus: Does biology beat culture?

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The surprising appeal of “many worlds”

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Brian Greene explains why a bizarre-sounding interpretation of quantum physics is taken seriously.

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The DMZ

Is this really America?

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Bill Scher explains why the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville both represents and rejects basic American values.

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Wrestling with determinism

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Ted Chiang, the writer behind Arrival, argues you should try to make an effort even if your future is set. Plus: Meet the Predictor.

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