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Recorded:Jan 30    Posted:Feb 4, 2013
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Bloggingheads.tv | Feb 4, 2013 | Michael Cohen & Thanassis Cambanis

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

The Wright Show

Disrupting the identity politics paradigm

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Andrew Sullivan argues that a new Democratic focus on wealth inequality could “scramble” the country’s ideological divisions.

MeaningofLife.tv

“Making friends with desire”

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Ethan Nichtern, author of the new book The Dharma of The Princess Bride, offers a Buddhist take on the film’s themes of family, friendship, and romance.

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