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Glenn Loury (Brown University) and John McWhorter (Time, Columbia UniversityTalking Back, Talking Black)

On The Glenn Show, Glenn and John discuss the presidential debates. John was shocked that the president seemed in need of a teleprompter in the first debate. Glenn, citing Bayesian statistics, explains why Obama’s poor performance rightly hurt his credibility with undecided voters. Is what happens in debates actually relevant to the performance of presidential duties? John and Glenn discuss the merits of the Obama campaign’s “we inherited a mess” argument. Glenn laments the powerful influence of political advertising. John admires Joe Biden’s debating skills, while Glenn thinks Biden was obnoxious and patronizing. The two conclude with their forecast of the outcome of the coming election.

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Recorded:Oct 17    Posted:Oct 18, 2012
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The Glenn Show | Oct 18, 2012 | Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

The Glenn Show

The problem with judging the past

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Glenn Loury and Professor of Philosophy Nir Eisikovits consider whether condemning Christopher Columbus is “cheap morality.”

Culturally Determined

Why is Sean Spicer a household name?

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David Litt, author of the new book Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years, explains why members of Trump’s White House have become infamous.

The DMZ

Against purity politics on the left

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Bill Scher argues the left should aim to win policy arguments instead of challenging Democratic party leadership at the ballot.

The Wright Show

The trouble with the ‘nut graph’

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John McPhee, author of the new book Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process, laments the reliance on formula in journalism. Plus: Build It And They May Come

The Glenn Show

Has there been progress since Jim Crow?

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter question the bleak outlook found in Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new book We Were Eight Years in Power.

Drezburt

Watch again: Drezburt Live

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Heather Hurlburt and Daniel Drezner presented in person by the Stanley Foundation. Find the recording here.

Culturally Determined

When superstar thinkers fall from grace

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Daniel Drezner, author of the recent book The Ideas Industry, explains the cycle of praise and rejection that shapes the careers of top public intellectuals.

MeaningofLife.tv

Scientology’s secret abuse scandal

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Journalist Tony Ortega explains how the organization has used its canonical texts to justify incidences of child sexual abuse. Plus: Scientology vs. the IRS.

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The left’s nonviolent core

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Former Weather Underground member Mark Rudd explains why he can’t write off the Antifa movement completely. Plus: Not so fast, comrade.

The DMZ

Biden’s political tightrope act

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether Joe Biden can maintain populist appeal without making promises to the Sanders wing of the Democratic Party. Plus: Sunday Night Football, interrupted.