On a very special Foreign Entanglements, Rob and Kevin discuss the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Kevin begins by sketching out the strategic situation of 1863 and the course of the battle itself. Rob and Kevin then discuss how memory of the battle has changed over time, focusing especially on how racial issues reshaped commemoration between 1913 and 1963. They conclude by speculating about what may come next. Will anyone remember the anniversary of Reconstruction?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