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Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero) and Michael Young (The Daily Star, The Ghosts of Martyrs Square)

To find out what’s happening in Syria, Robert Wright talks to journalist Michael Young, based in nearby Lebanon. Is the anti-Assad genie out of the bottle? Is the country on the precipice of a full-blown civil war? Could Arab troops intervene to defend anti-regime protesters? Also, Michael discusses the view from the Middle East on the potential for war with Iran.

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Worldwise | Jan 23, 2012 | Robert Wright & Michael Young

MeaningofLife.tv

What do feelings do?

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Linda Blanchard, author of Dependent Arising in Context, explains how meditation can give you a different perspective on grief.

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Piercing McMaster’s mystique

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Historian Daniel Bessner argues that the “warrior-scholar” serving as National Security Advisor has a narrow strategic vision. Plus: Will Comey’s testimony change anything?

The DMZ

Civility on the campaign trail

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Bill Scher on how “above board” politics in the Democratic primary helped unify the electorate. Plus: Do Dems have a “unity edge” over Republicans?

The Wright Show

Trump and the realignment of American politics

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Political scientist Darren Beattie argues that the traditional conservative/liberal paradigm no longer makes sense. Plus: Why Trump and not just Trumpism?

The DMZ

Does Karen Handel’s win mask a threat to GOP dominance?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider whether Georgia’s close special election foreshadows trouble for Republicans.

Global Dispatches

The “Trump Effect”

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Marietje Schaake, Member of the European Parliament, on Europe’s reaction to political upheaval in the U.S.

MeaningofLife.tv

What’s harder: Loving yourself or loving your enemy?

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Sharon Salzberg, author of the new book Real Love, on how mindfulness and meditation can help you do both.

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Culturally Determined

Seeing Trump stabbed on stage

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Theater director Jack Tamburri, who has seen the controversial production of Julius Caesar, analyzes what the play is trying to achieve.

Drezburt

Has the populist wave crested?

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Heather Hurlburt and Dan Drezner on why Trump’s election may have stymied nationalist populism in Europe–for now.

Foreign Entanglements

Jeremy Corbyn as a case for compromise

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Political scientist David Brockington argues that Corbyn’s moderation facilitated Labour’s surge in support.