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Bloggingheads.tv videos — February 2013

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Feb 18, 2013 — Glenn Loury & John McWhorter
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The Glenn Show
On The Glenn Show, John and Glenn discuss the role and responsibilities of black intellectuals. John stresses the importance of blacks doing intellectual work that is unrelated to race, and Glenn laments that blacks remain burdened with the need to dispel racial stereotypes. They consider the question of intellectual diversity, especially when it comes to black conservatives. John regrets the black intellectual emphasis on social justice, and Glenn confesses that he sometimes longs to be free of this particular “black man’s burden.” The two then debate whether black intellectuals have given a pass to Obama’s national security policies. They conclude by assessing the recent public activism of Cornel West and Tavis Smiley.
Feb 15, 2013 — Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis
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The DMZ
On The DMZ: Did Marco Rubio’s gulp of water endear him even more to the conservative base? Does Rand Paul’s Tea Party response make him the man to beat in the 2016 GOP primary? What would a Rubio-Paul foreign policy debate look like? And will Obama’s State of the Union cement the liberal trajectory for America beyond his presidency, or are the Democrats burdened by a weak bench for 2016?
Feb 13, 2013 — Glenn Loury & Joshua Cohen
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The Glenn Show
On a truncated edition of The Glenn Show, Glenn and Josh review Obama’s State of the Union address. Did the president bid farewell to post-partisanship? Josh lauds Obama’s efforts to help the poor, but Glenn questions the efficacy of raising the minimum wage. And were Obama’s remarks on the legality of drone warfare ultimately meaningless?
Feb 12, 2013 — Sarah Posner & Anthea Butler
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The Posner Show
On The Posner Show, Sarah speaks with Anthea about the shocking resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. Anthea argues that the greatest mark on Benedict’s legacy will be his reactive, rather than proactive, response to the sex abuse scandal; she argues that the next pope will have to deal decisively with sexual abuse within the Church. Anthea and Sarah discuss the reasons why Catholics are leaving the church, and Benedict’s desire for a smaller, purer church. Will the next Pope come from outside of Europe, perhaps from Latin America, Asia, Africa—or even Canada? Finally, Anthea says the next pope needs to be of the 21st century, rather than the 17th.
Feb 11, 2013 — Robert Farley & Peter Mansoor
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Foreign Entanglements
On Foreign Entanglements, Rob talks to Peter about the latter’s recent edited volume, Hybrid Warfare. Pete explains the reasoning behind his chapter selections, leading to discussions about warfare in Ancient Rome, the American Civil War, and the Second Sino-Japanese War. Rob asks Pete about the changes that technology has wrought in the practice of hybrid war, and Pete and Rob then discuss the upcoming sequester and the future of the American military establishment.

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