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28 May 2020

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Recorded:May 21    Posted:May 24, 2009
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Percontations | May 24, 2009 | Clayton Littlejohn & Juan Comesana

The DMZ

A socially distanced convention?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether the political conventions can take place during the pandemic.

MeaningofLife.tv

What is it like to be a dog?

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Robert Wright and Andrew Sullivan, whose beloved dog Eddy died recently, reflect on canine consciousness.

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Culturally Determined

“Everything screws the poor”

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Chris Arnade, author of the book Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America, about class and the pandemic.

MeaningofLife.tv

The four steps that lead to moral imagination

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Robert Wright speaks with Jacqueline Novogratz, author of the new book Manifesto for a Moral Revolution: Practices to Build a Better World.

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The Wright Show

After lockdown

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As states start to reopen, Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus look at what we’ve learned and what lies ahead.

The DMZ

A Biden blowout?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether a Biden landslide is possible.

MeaningofLife.tv

“I’m tired of crazy philosophy”

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Daniel Kaufman, who is writing a book arguing for a “pluralist metaphysics,” talks about his project with philosopher Crispin Sartwell.

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The Wright Show

The Trump earthquake that wasn’t

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Robert Wright speaks with Ezra Klein, author of the new book Why We’re Polarized, about whether Trump’s presidency had the potential to spark a national political realignment.

The Glenn Show

Affirmative action for Americans?

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Should American universities give preference to American applicants for graduate school over foreign applicants? Glenn Loury and Amy Wax debate.

The Wright Show

Will Biden be replaced on the Democratic ticket?

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus debate Biden’s chances of remaining in the race.