Posted:Mar 1, 2009
As UN Makes Play for Bailout Funds, Currency Exchange Losses to Dictators Undermine Its Pitch
At UN, GlaxoSmithKline’s Pricing of AIDS Drugs Raised, Clintons Press Flesh
On Sri Lanka, UN Meeting Called One-Off, UK Makes No Proposals, Holmes Differs from Ban
At UN, Council Belatedly Gets Sri Lanka Briefing, “No Politics,” Holmes Was Told
In Congo, Civilians Bear the Brunt as UN Attacks NGOs and Whistleblowing General
On Myanmar, UN May Help 21 Election Under Flawed Constitution, Rohingya Not Discussed
At UNDP, Selection Process Stays Secret, from Solomon Islands to Sierra Leone, No Answers
As UN Bids Bye to Kumalo, Susan Rice Starts Behind Closed Doors, Jackfruit Diplomacy
Nick Kristof on George Clooney’s trip
UN Plaza | Mar 1, 2009 | Mark Leon Goldberg & Matthew Lee
The Wright Show Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss Biden’s handling of negotiations with Russia over the situation in Ukraine. The Glenn Show Glenn Loury and journalist Heather Mac Donald discuss Glenn’s speech “The Case for Black Patriotism” and Heather’s recent explorations of African American literature. Culturally Determined Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Chris Novembrino consider Tom Friedman’s controversial column that argued for a cross-party coalition to oppose Trump. The DMZ Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis debate whether Adam McKay’s film accurately depicts our current media and political environment. The Wright Show Robert Wright and Richard Hanania, author of Public Choice Theory and the Illusion of Grand Strategy, discuss a man who helped start both the Iraq War and the expansion of NATO. The Wright Show Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus debate whether China’s authoritarianism and surveillance technology will pose a threat to the world. The Glenn Show Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss Lani Guinier’s contributions to our ideas about voting rights, her nomination to a position in the Clinton administration, and Clinton’s subsequent withdrawal of that nomination. The Wright Show Robert Wright and anthropologist Agustín Fuentes discuss the issues that arise when trans women compete in women’s sports. Culturally Determined Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Milton Lawson discuss the unusual origins of the ’80s action figures.
The Wright Show
Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss the legal and political consequences of January 6 a year later.