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Recorded:Sep 13    Posted:Sep 17, 2011
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Lessons Learned | Sep 17, 2011 | Robert Wright & Scott Atran

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Selflessness through selflessness

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Philosopher Jay Garfield, author of Engaging Buddhism, explains why Buddhists think the “self” is an illusion that leads to bad behavior.

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The art of letting go

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Sharon Salzberg, author of the new book Real Love, on what Buddhists mean when they warn against emotional attachments. Plus: What’s harder: Loving yourself or loving your enemy?

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The origin of suffering

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Linda Blanchard, author of Dependent Arising in Context, explains a central Buddhist teaching. Plus: What do feelings do?

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The DMZ

The siren song of anti-anti-Trumpism

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Matt Lewis says the desire to oppose liberals is leading conservatives down a path of intellectual corruption. Plus: Does Karen Handel’s win mask a threat to GOP dominance?

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Loving a country that doesn’t love you back

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Eboo Patel, founder of Interfaith Youth Core, on America’s struggle to build a diverse society.

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Drezburt

The future of European defense

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Heather Hurlburt and Daniel Drezner discuss how Trump could inspire Europe to take its defense into its own hands. Plus: Has the populist wave crested?

The Wright Show

Humor in the age of Trump

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Comedy writer Owen Ellickson on why it’s hard to make good jokes at the president’s expense.

Foreign Entanglements

Connecting dots across the pond

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Political scientists Robert Farley and David Brockington discuss whether it makes sense to compare election trends across the UK, France, and the US. Plus: Jeremy Corbyn as a case for compromise.

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TV that Americans used to share

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Daniel Kaufman and David Ottlinger lament the social and political implications of television fragmentation.

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Global Dispatches

The ones who can’t get out

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Alexandra Bilak, Director of the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, explains the challenge of aiding populations who are forced to migrate within national borders.