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Robert Farley (Lawyers, Guns and Money, University of Kentucky) and Matthew Duss (Foundation for Middle East Peace)

Rob and Matt introduce their new show, Foreign Entanglements, and ask for advice from the audience. They discuss the current status of US-Iranian-Israeli tensions, ponder whether Netanyahu is working for a Romney presidency, and give a brief requiem for Jon Huntsman’s presidential campaign in the course of debating whether the GOP primary lacks excitement.

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Recorded:Jan 16    Posted:Jan 17, 2012
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Foreign Entanglements | Jan 17, 2012 | Robert Farley & Matthew Duss

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.

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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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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.

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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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The Glenn Show

Costs now, possible benefits for our grandkids

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Glenn Loury and climate scientist Patrick T. Brown discuss the difficulties in fighting climate change.

The Wright Show

Who started the new Cold War?

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Robert Wright and Peter Beinart discuss the roles of Russia and the US in raising tensions between them.

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Buddhist wisdom for the Trump era

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Robert Wright speaks with Lama Surya Das about trying to view the turbulent events of the day with equanimity.

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Culturally Determined

Kavanaugh the choir boy vs. Kavanaugh the party boy

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Cathy Young consider the two versions of the nominee.