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Michael Brendan Dougherty (The Slurve, The Week) and Adam Serwer (Mother Jones)

On Washington Squares, Michael and Adam discuss John Derbyshire’s firing from National Review. Adam contends that much “race realism” is just a set of assertions to confirm already existing prejudices, and Michael searches for where to draw the line between intellectual inquiry about racial differences and racism. Michael worries that intellectual racism is likely to grow in the future, but Adam is more optimistic. The conversation then turns to the flap about Hilary Rosen and Ann Romney, where Michael defends political nonsense as a way for non-political junkies to engage in a debate and probe candidates. Finally, Michael launches an epic rant against the Catholic League for their attack on Rosen and their strategy of playing a victim.

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Recorded:Apr 12    Posted:Apr 13, 2012
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Washington Squares | Apr 13, 2012 | Brenda Talbot

The Wright Show

Arguing the right way

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Social psychologist and 2017 MacArthur “Genius” grant winner Betsy Levy Paluck explains how narrative can open people to opposing worldviews.

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Scholar of religion Michael Jerryson, author of the forthcoming book If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, explains why Buddhists are attacking Muslims in Myanmar.

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William R. Black and Jorge Juan Rodriguez V discuss how statecraft and religion can’t be separated in the telling of American and Puerto Rican history.

The first “bleeding heart” in politics

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Journalist Ryan Cooper and historian Thomas Knock, author of The Rise of a Prairie Statesman, compare George McGovern’s 1972 presidential campaign and Bernie Sanders’s 2016 primary run.

The Glenn Show

Challenging the narrative on race and police brutality

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Philippe Lemoine argues that state violence against blacks is exaggerated by the media.

Culturally Determined

Being nice online

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Information privacy expert Danielle Citron disputes the notion that online anonymity creates an environment of harassment and abuse. Plus: When do online threats cross the line?

The DMZ

Who deserves credit for Northam’s win?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the Virginia governor’s race.

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How Obama ended up Between Two Ferns

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David Litt, author of the new book Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years, tells the stories behind Obama’s appearances with comedians like Keegan-Michael Key and Zach Galifianakis. Plus: Why is Sean Spicer a household name?

MeaningofLife.tv

More atheists, fewer foxholes

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Historian of science Peter Harrison asserts that basic personal security, rather than science, is responsible for religious decline around the world. Plus: The elusive “rational” religion.

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Drezburt

The consequences of inaction

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In a live edition of Drezburt, Dan Drezner and Heather Hurlburt discuss why nonintervention is itself a type of intervention when it comes to American foreign policy.