Posted:Apr 21, 2023
Daniel’s NYT op-ed, “The Dangerous Decline of the Historical Profession”
Daniel’s TGS mini-series, “Glenn Loury’s Intellectual Origins”
Francis Fukuyama’s book, The End of History and the Last Man
Daniel’s essay on Fukuyama for the Nation, “A Bad Breakup”
Adrianna Kezar, Tom DePaola, and Daniel T. Scott’s book, The Gig Academy: Mapping Labor in the Neoliberal University
Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis’s book, Schooling in Capitalist America: Educational Reform and the Contradictions of Economic Life
James Sweet’s column, “Is History History?”
Daniel’s Chronicle of Higher Education piece, “The AHA’s Mission Needs to Change”
Eugen Weber’s book, Peasants into Frenchmen: The Modernization of Rural France, 1870-1914
Daniel’s podcast, American Prestige
Daniel’s Harper’s piece, “Empire Burlesque”
Daniel’s TNR piece, “Does American Fascism Exist?
The Glenn Show | Apr 21, 2023 | Glenn Loury & Daniel Bessner
Nonzero (The Wright Show) Timothy B. Lee, author of the newsletter Understanding AI, and Robert Wright discuss the Sam Altman drama, its causes, and its fallout. The DMZ Does Nikki Haley have a real shot at an upset? Or is the Republican primary effectively over? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week’s DMZ. 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.