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Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Shadi Hamid (Brookings Institution, Islamic Exceptionalism)

Shadi details how the US should aid the Syrian rebels, and Bob asks if he’s really ready for all-out war. Bob asks whether intervening wouldn’t mean being on Al Qaeda’s side. Bob and Shadi disagree about the lessons of Libya. They close by discussing which is more naïve—believing that sanctions will topple Assad or believing that military intervention would bring stable peace.

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Recorded:May 27    Posted:May 28, 2012
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Worldwise | May 28, 2012 | Robert Wright & Shadi Hamid

When choices aren’t created equal

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Brink Lindsey, co-author of the new book The Captured Economy, and Josh Cohen discuss the difference between equal opportunity and equal outcome. Plus: When unions show no sign of return.

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Sympathy for the devil

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What happens if you view perpetrators of sexual assault and harassment in a deterministic light? Robert Wright and philosopher Shaun Nichols discuss.

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Machine. Ghost optional.

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Robert Wright and science journalist John Horgan discuss the range of thought on the mind-body problem, from pure materialism to panpsychism.

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Chelsea for Senate?

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Bill Scher defends his controversial piece suggesting that the Clintons return to Arkansas politics.

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Organized distraction

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Ellen Leanse, author of the new book The Happiness Hack, describes what happens to the brain during a social-media binge session.

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After the purge

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Judith Shulevitz on whether the sexual misconduct scandals will usher in a woman-friendly workplace.

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Pro-choice in Alabama

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis analyze Doug Jones’s chances against the scandal-engulfed Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race

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Surviving college as a conservative

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Philippe Lemoine explains how conservative students can learn to thrive on liberal college campuses. Plus: Changing the narrative on police brutality.

“Are you 18 or older?”

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Kate Lister, author of the upcoming book A Curious History of Sex, explains how overexposure to pornography is changing sex norms for teenagers.

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Reevaluating Biden in the wake of Weinstein

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss Joe Biden’s 2020 chances in light of his history with women.