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The Wright Show | Oct 16, 2016 | Robert Wright & Richard Vague

The DMZ

Biden and the black vote

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis analyze why Joe Biden continues to poll so well with African-American voters.

MeaningofLife.tv

The Negative Mystical Experience

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Seattle-based artist David Poleski describes how a sudden feeling of “being stabbed in the psyche” set him off on a spiritual quest and led to a conflict with Sai Baba, India’s “miracle man.”

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The Wright Show

The role of the market in a socialist future

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Robert Wright speaks with Bhaskar Sunkara, editor of Jacobin and author of the new book The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality.

Feminine Chaos

Is there something wrong with “you guys”?

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Kat Rosenfield and Phoebe Maltz Bovy critique a viral video that says the phrase “you guys” is sexist and exclusionary.

The Wright Show

Is civic nationalism enough?

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Robert Wright speaks with Eric Kaufmann, author of the new book Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration, and the Future of White Majorities, about what kind of national identity Americans should embrace.

The DMZ

Trump’s wavering on Iran

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss Trump’s changing positions on the Iran nuclear deal from the 2016 campaign to the present.

The Glenn Show

Critiquing the 1619 Project

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter cast a critical eye on the popular New York Times Magazine project that reconsiders the history of American slavery.

MeaningofLife.tv

The traits that make your self yourself

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Robert Wright speaks with psychologist Nina Strohminger about her research on the essential components of the self.

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The Bret Stephens bedbug affair

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Daniel Bessner and Eli Lake debate whether the NYT columnist was treated unfairly during the Twitter brouhaha.