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3 December 2022

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Alyssa Rosenberg (The Washington Post) and Sean T. Collins (Rolling Stone, Wired.com, Attentiondeficitdisorderly)

Spoiler alert! On Critic Proof, Alyssa and Sean dive deep into the infamous “Red Wedding” episode of Game of Thrones. How did the climactic scene compare to the book? Has the show done a disservice to the character of Catelyn? They discuss how GoT portrays spectacle and extreme violence on a limited budget, compare Walder Frey and Craster, and analyze the series’ portrayal of the evils of war. Turning to Sunday night’s other prestige drama, they wonder whether Mad Men is stuck in a rut and guess where the show will go next.

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Critic Proof | Jun 4, 2013 | Alyssa Rosenberg & Sean T. Collins

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Biden in 2024?

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss the implications—for the Democrats’ prospects and for America—of a bid for re-election.

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Cruelty in the name of “antiracism”

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Actor James Beaman talks with Glenn Loury and John McWhorter about the effects of “antiracism” in the theater.

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R.I.P. G.O.P.?

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss the issues they see confronting the Republican party and what—if anything—can be done to fix them.

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Israel in American politics

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Robert Wright and Eric Alterman, author of the new book We Are Not One, discuss how differences in attitudes toward Israel among American Jews play out politically.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

You call this a town square?

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus debate Elon Musk’s stewardship of Twitter.

The Glenn Show

The “poison” of racial identity

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Glenn Loury, Kmele Foster, Shelby Steele, and Robert Woodson debate the merits of taking pride in the past accomplishments of other black Americans.

The DMZ

Dems in “array”

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss why they think the Democrats have looked more in sync than their GOP counterparts as of late.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

The minds of others

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Robert Wright and psychologist Paul Bloom discuss the limits and benefits of cognitive empathy.

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The “Russian” missile

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss the explosion in Poland that led Zelensky to call for NATO intervention.

The Glenn Show

Whose side are you on?

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Glenn and John defend their respective decisions to vote Republican and Democrat in the midterms.