Posted:Jan 14, 2022
Sidney Poitier’s classic line from In the Heat of the Night
Susan Sturm and Lani Guinier, “The Future of Affirmative Action: Reclaiming the Innovative Ideal”
Abigail Thernstrom, Whose Votes Count?: Affirmative Action and Minority Voting Rights
Carol Swain, Black Faces, Black Interests: The Representation of African Americans in Congress
David Brooks’s NYT column, “Why Democrats Are So Bad at Defending Democracy”
John’s NYT newsletter post, “I Can’t Brook the Idea of Banning ‘Negro’”
John’s NYT newsletter post, “Stephen Sondheim Wrote My Life’s Soundtrack”
John’s NYT newsletter post, “Yes, the Classics Make Us Better People”
The new home of John’s language podcast, Lexicon Valley
The Glenn Show | Jan 14, 2022 | Glenn Loury & John McWhorter
The Glenn Show Glenn Loury, John McWhorter, Daniel Bessner, and Tyler Austin Harper debate whether Jewish students are right to feel unsafe on campus. Nonzero (The Wright Show) Dan Hendrycks of the Center for AI Safety and Robert Wright discuss the dangerous Darwinian dynamics of AI development, the prospects for AI safety in a tribalized world, understanding AI “psychologically”, and more. Nonzero (The Wright Show) Robert Wright and Thomas Graham, author of the new book Getting Russia Right, discuss stalemate in Ukraine, Putin’s “messianic” transformation, and the future of relations with Moscow. The DMZ On this week’s DMZ, Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss whether anti-Semitism is on the rise, the history of Democratic bedwetting, whether Israel is losing the PR war, and more. The Glenn Show Glenn Loury and Yascha Mounk discuss the necessity of finding a middle ground between race abolitionism and racial essentialism. Nonzero (The Wright Show) Robert Wright and political scientist Susan Shirk, author of the book Overreach, discuss Chinese politics, US foreign policy, and how the superpowers can improve relations. Nonzero (The Wright Show) Robert Wright and Matthew Yglesias discuss the crisis in Gaza, its impact on American politics, the chances of a wider war, and the prospects for eventual resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict. The Glenn Show Reza Aslan talks with Glenn Loury about Iran’s domestic instability and precarious geopolitical position.
The DMZ Did Glenn Youngkin prove that a 15-week abortion ban is a political loser? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week’s DMZ.