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20 February 2018

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Recorded:May 11    Posted:May 11, 2016
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The DMZ | May 11, 2016 | Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

“Now, he belongs to the ages”

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Bill Black and historian Ted Miller discuss how John F. Kennedy’s assassination continues to shape Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidential legacy.

The Wright Show

A legacy of ruin

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David Frum, author of the new book Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic, on the lasting damage Trump could inflict on American norms and institutions.

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Can truth survive Trump?

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and David Ottlinger discuss the relevance of truth and objectivity in ostensibly “postmodern” politics.

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Will a child prodigy be an unhappy adult?

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Robert Wright speaks with Ann Hulbert, author of the new book Off the Charts: The Hidden Lives and Lessons of American Child Prodigies.

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Should John Kelly stay or go?

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Matt Lewis argues that Kelly should keep his position as chief of staff for one reason: there’s no one better around to replace him.

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Mourning man’s best friend

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Tami Simon, editor of the book The Dharma of Dogs, explains why the loss of a pet has spiritual significance in human life.

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The Wright Show

Clickbait and tribalism

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Robert Wright and Matthew Cooper, who just resigned from Newsweek, discuss how the emphasis on page views furthers polarization.

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Remembering ‘satanic ritual abuse’

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Anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann assesses the costs and benefits of letting imagination shape one’s reality. Plus: Schizophrenia as a spiritual calling.

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Culturally Determined

“I was worried Trump was going to tweet about me”

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Jesse Farrar’s joking tweet about waterboarding conservatives ended up on Fox & Friends. He discusses what it was like to briefly become an object of hate online.

The Glenn Show

“Racism is an effective political message”

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Glenn Loury and Harold Pollack look back at the 2016 election and what it can teach Democrats going forward.