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UN Plaza | Feb 15, 2009 | Mark Leon Goldberg & Matthew Lee

The Wright Show

Is civic nationalism enough?

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Robert Wright speaks with Eric Kaufmann, author of the new book Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration, and the Future of White Majorities, about what kind of national identity Americans should embrace.

The DMZ

Trump’s wavering on Iran

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss Trump’s changing positions on the Iran nuclear deal from the 2016 campaign to the present.

The Glenn Show

Critiquing the 1619 Project

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter cast a critical eye on the popular New York Times Magazine project that reconsiders the history of American slavery.

MeaningofLife.tv

The traits that make your self yourself

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Robert Wright speaks with psychologist Nina Strohminger about her research on the essential components of the self.

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The Bret Stephens bedbug affair

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Daniel Bessner and Eli Lake debate whether the NYT columnist was treated unfairly during the Twitter brouhaha.

The Glenn Show

Why Glenn Loury moved right (again)

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Loury, in a conversation with Robert Wright, discusses the issues that pushed him back toward conservatism in recent years.

The DMZ

Climate change as culture war

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the political difficulties of finding consensus on fighting climate change.

Culturally Determined

Fighting the online war

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Joanna Mang, who wrote recently about the feminist blog Shakesville and its commenters, about what we think we’re doing when we argue online.

MeaningofLife.tv

What comes after postmodernism?

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Daniel Kaufman and E. John Winner envision a future of cultural stagnation.

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MeaningofLife.tv

Can quantum physics solve the free will and mind-body puzzles?

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Robert Wright speaks with Alexander Wendt, author of the book Quantum Mind and Social Science, about two of philosophy’s most intractable problems.

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