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5 August 2020

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Bill Scher (Real Clear Politics, Politico) and Matt K. Lewis (The Daily Beast, MattLewis.org)

On The DMZ: On Syria, is Obama emulating George Bush or Woodrow Wilson? Is the media beating the war drums? What happens if limited military strikes don’t work? Is Obama taking a page from Reagan’s foreign policy playbook? Plus, the real issue: Does the backlash to Miley Cyrus’s VMAs performance indicate that American culture is turning against vulgarity? And how should parents handle the rawness of popular culture?

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Recorded:Aug 28    Posted:Aug 29, 2013
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The DMZ | Aug 29, 2013 | Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

The Wright Show

A realist take on Russia’s annexation of Crimea

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Emma Ashford of the Cato Institute, who identifies with the realist school of foreign policy thought, discusses Russia’s 2014 intervention in Ukraine.

Feminine Chaos

The men who want to date women who know Ezra Klein

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Kat Rosenfield and Phoebe Maltz Bovy analyze the so-called “Media Thirst Guys.”

The Glenn Show

In praise of social hierarchy

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Glenn Loury and law professor Amy Wax debate whether marginalized people should accept their marginal status.

The DMZ

The mask and Herman Cain

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether Cain’s death from Covid will change conservative resistance to masks.

Are nukes good?

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John Horgan and Michael Shellenberger, author of the new book Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All, debate the pros and cons of nuclear weapons.

MeaningofLife.tv

The ABCs of meaning

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Robert Wright speaks with Bruce Feiler, author of the new book Life Is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age, about the roles played by “agency,” “belonging,” and “cause” in a meaningful life.

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Examining Russian exceptionalism

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Nikita Petrov speaks with Gary Lachman, author of the new book The Return of Holy Russia: Apocalyptic History, Mystical Awakening, and the Struggle for the Soul of the World.

MeaningofLife.tv

Preserving the liberal tradition

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Daniel Kaufman and Russell Blackford, author of The Tyranny of Opinion: Conformity and the Future of Liberalism, discuss John Stuart Mill’s vision of liberalism.

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