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Bloggingheads.tv | Nov 26, 2014 | Noah Millman & Stephen Walt

The Wright Show

In defense of whataboutism

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Robert Wright and Steven Pinker, author of the book Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters, discuss the usefulness of a much-derided rhetorical maneuver.

Culturally Determined

The case for Jewish anger

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Dara Horn, author of the new book People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present.

The Wright Show

Is Trump a rational actor?

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus ask whether Trump’s threat to undermine Republicans in the midterms is a calculated move or just a bid for attention

The Glenn Show

Behind the New York Times “megaphone”

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss how John is perceived now that he writes for the Times.

The DMZ

Is Dave Chappelle serious?

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis debate whether Chappelle should be held responsible for the political content in his latest stand-up special.

The Wright Show

Is journalistic neutrality obsolete?

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Robert Wright and Aryeh Cohen-Wade debate whether the ideal of objectivity in reporting is a concept whose time has passed.

Culturally Determined

The Bard of Twitter

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with the anonymous person who tweets as William Shakespeare.

The Wright Show

Is Biden fostering a MAGA resurgence?

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss whether Biden’s falling popularity will galvanize a 2024 Trump run.

The Glenn Show

The truth about redlining

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Glenn Loury and historian David E. Kaiser discuss the history of redlining and black wealth accumulation after World War II.

The DMZ

The corrosive influence of low-dollar donors

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Matt K. Lewis argues that politicians who rely primarily on small donations tend to be more hardline and partisan than those with big donors.