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Recorded:Aug 30    Posted:Aug 31, 2011
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Lessons Learned | Aug 31, 2011 | Wajahat Ali & Tim Murphy

MeaningofLife.tv

Sympathy for Sandler

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Daniel Kaufman and Milton Lawson discuss the immoral main character of Uncut Gems, played by Adam Sandler. (Contains spoilers.)

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The Wright Show

The truth about foreign policy “realism”

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Robert Wright speaks with Andrew Bacevich, president of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and author of The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory.

Culturally Determined

“Conspiracies are logistically impossible”

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with filmmaker Kirby Ferguson, who just completed his documentary This Is Not a Conspiracy Theory.

The DMZ

Is a contested convention looming?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether moderate Democrats will unite to deny Bernie Sanders the nomination.

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What explains the taboo against the academic study of UFOs?

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Robert Wright speaks with political scientist Alexander Wendt, who recently delivered a TEDx talk titled “Wanted: A Science of UFOs.”

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The Glenn Show

Will Latinos become white?

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And will blacks be left behind again? Glenn Loury speaks with Ernesto Cortés, Jr. and Peter Skerry.

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Revisiting Plato’s Ring of Gyges

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Philosophers Daniel Kaufman and Spencer Case use the myth of a ring that grants invisibility to debate moral realism.

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The DMZ

How vulnerable are Democrats to Republican mischief?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis survey GOP attempts to sow disunity in the Democratic primaries.

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Where Existentialists and Stoics agree

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Robert Wright speaks with Skye Cleary and Massimo Pigliucci, co-editors of the new book How to Live a Good Life and proponents, respectively, of Existentialism and Stoicism.

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Culturally Determined

Remembering Tim Allen’s “masculinism”

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with William R. Black, who recently wrote about the ideology that the Home Improvement star propounded in the mid-1990s.