On Foreign Entanglements, Matt and Michael discuss last week’s speech by Iranian President Rouhani. Matt argues that the US needs to recognize the internal political pressures facing Rouhani. Can the US influence Iran’s politics through negotiations? What would a good nuclear deal look like? Is Iran’s desire for nuclear weapons driven by rational statecraft or religious fundamentalism?
On The Posner Show, Sarah talks with Brent about the new Pew survey of American Jews. They discuss the central question of the survey: Who is Jewish? Is “Jewish atheist” an oxymoron? Brent busts some myths about the Orthodox being the fastest-growing segment of Jews. Brent explains why he thinks the Israel question is overrated and overstated. Who, exactly, do mainstream Jewish organizations represent? Plus: How much should Israel worry about what American Jews think of it?