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Bloggingheads.tv | Mar 3, 2009 | Robert Wright & David Plotz

The Glenn Show

Black patriotism, then and now

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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

Debating “Biden-Cheney 2024?”

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Chris Novembrino consider Tom Friedman’s controversial column that argued for a cross-party coalition to oppose Trump.

The DMZ

How real is Don’t Look Up?

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis debate whether Adam McKay’s film accurately depicts our current media and political environment.

The Wright Show

A very high bang-per-buck arms industry executive

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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

Exporting authoritarianism

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus debate whether China’s authoritarianism and surveillance technology will pose a threat to the world.

The Glenn Show

Revisiting the Lani Guinier controversy

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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

Leveling the playing field

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Robert Wright and anthropologist Agustín Fuentes discuss the issues that arise when trans women compete in women’s sports.

Culturally Determined

The strange history of the Transformers

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Milton Lawson discuss the unusual origins of the ’80s action figures.

The Wright Show

“Insurrection” or “meth behavior”?

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss the legal and political consequences of January 6 a year later.

The Glenn Show

Restoring vulnerable communities from within

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Glenn Loury and Robert Woodson discuss some of the ways that Woodson Center-supported programs are helping communities in need.