Posted:Aug 16, 2009
Percontations | Aug 16, 2009 | Eliezer Yudkowsky & Scott Aaronson
Nonzero (The Wright Show) Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss recent developments in the Trump-Russia narrative and its handling in the media. The Glenn Show Glenn Loury and organizer Ernest Cortes debate the relationship between merit and social esteem under conditions of extreme inequality. The DMZ On this week’s DMZ, Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss the news that Nikki Haley is running for prez—but is she actually angling for veep? Plus: GOP disjunctions over Ukraine and on the debt limit and will Paul Pelosi conspiracy theorists apologize? Nonzero (The Wright Show) Nikita Petrov talks about political repression, public opinion, and Kremlin propaganda in his home country. The Glenn Show Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the achievements of the Harlem Renaissance writers and how they compare to the mindset of contemporary Black Studies programs. The DMZ On this week’s DMZ, Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss the legacy of the newly-retired Pat Buchanan. Plus: Is White Lotus conservative?; The debt limit showdown; and will Haley take on Trump? Nonzero (The Wright Show) Political scientist Ivan Katchanovski argues that the 2014 Maidan massacre was perpetrated mainly by snipers from far-right groups in hopes that the government would be blamed.
The Glenn Show Glenn Loury and physicist Steven Koonin discuss how the push to halt carbon emissions obscures the limits of climate science.