On an unfortunately truncated episode of Foreign Entanglements, Rob and Clay discuss the political science of military coups. Rob asks Clay about the international reaction to the Egyptian coup of February 2011, and the nature of Obama’s leadership. Rob and Clay then muse about Obama’s general foreign policy approach, consider the likely outcome of the most recent coup, and share some thoughts on how Egypt might look ten years from now.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