On Foreign Entanglements, Rob speaks with Daniel about Mitt Romney’s latest foreign policy speech. They discuss the atmospherics of “apology,” and wonder whether Romney would actually increase the defense budget. Would President Romney intervene in Syria? Rob and Daniel set some expectations for the Biden-Ryan debate, and discuss what other foreign policy challenges might emerge in the final month of the campaign. Plus: An analysis of Hugo Chavez’s victory in the recent Venezuelan election.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