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The DMZ | Aug 1, 2018 | Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

The Wright Show

The desire for a loathsome enemy

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Robert Wright speaks with Sally Kohn, author of the new book The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity, about how we view our political adversaries.

The Glenn Show

Two megalomaniacs, or something more?

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter debate the significance of Kanye West’s visit to the White House.

The DMZ

Has the “blue wave” already crested?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate whether Democrats still have a chance to win in November.

Culturally Determined

Politainment

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and David Ottlinger discuss what is lost when politics merges with entertainment.

Feminine Chaos

White women as victims vs. white women as oppressors

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Phoebe Maltz Bovy and Kat Rosenfield discuss how race and gender intersected in the aftermath of the Kavanaugh hearings.

The Wright Show

Obama and Trump vs. “the blob”

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Stephen Walt, author of the new book The Hell of Good Intentions, discusses the two presidents’ difficulties changing American foreign policy.

MeaningofLife.tv

An antidote to political tribalism: “lottocracy”

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Philosopher Alex Guerrero argues that a system where politicians are selected by lottery from the general populace would heal America’s fractured politics.

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MeaningofLife.tv

How to use an “implementation intention”

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Psychologist John Bargh, author of Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do, describes a technique that helps you do hard-to-do things.

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The DMZ

Will conservative anger last until November?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate whether Republican momentum from the Kavanaugh hearings will bear out on Election Day.

MeaningofLife.tv

Is what happens on Twitter real or fake?

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Lauren Oyler, who recently wrote about social media’s effects in The Baffler.

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