BhTV: The Wright Show (fast audio)
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Conversations with a series of people who have nothing in common except that program host Robert Wright is curious about what they’re thinking.
||Robert Wright & Jacob Heilbrunn||Why the neoconservatives never really went away ... Who’s the neoconiest GOP presidential candidate? ... In Yemen, do we have a realist strategy or no strategy? ... Jacob: We need rapprochement with Iran ... Defining the realist worldview ... A realist approach to ISIS and Syria ...||4/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Robert Wright & David Frum||David critiques Garry Trudeau's critique of Charlie Hebdo ... Why Bob doesn't say "Je suis Charlie" ... Thought experiment: The murder of Michael Richards ... David: European Muslims are not analogous to African Americans ... What exactly were the cartoons saying? ... Does Charlie Hebdo radicalize Muslims? ...||4/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Robert Wright & Robert Cullen||The tragic downfall of Tiger Woods ... The unconscious grace of the best golfers ... Golf, like life, is not a game of perfect ... Signs that Tiger knows his greatness is gone ... Was Tiger's sin hubris, greed, or boredom? ... Augusta and right-wing politics ...||4/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Robert Wright & Stephen Walt||Trying to make sense of Obama's Middle East strategy ... Offshore balancing in Yemen ... America's de facto alliance with Iran in Iraq ... Should we be worried about growing Iranian influence? ... The real reason Israel and Saudi Arabia oppose the nuclear deal ... Why do neocons still run the GOP game? ...||4/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Robert Wright & Jim Walsh||Why the Iran deal is a big deal ... Jim: The deal is stronger than I expected ... Why Iranian cheating is unlikely ... The "lumpy deterrence" of nuclear weapons ... How the Iraq War destroyed the Mideast balance ... The agreement's vulnerabilities ...||4/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Robert Wright & Judith Shulevitz||The problem with "safe spaces" ... Bob: Taboos exist for a reason ... Trigger warnings and hate-speech codes on campus ... When "Je Suis Charlie" makes people feel vulnerable ... The line between criticism and censorship ... Why are we having this debate right now? ...||3/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Robert Wright & Graeme Wood||Graeme's blockbuster article on ISIS ... Debating whether ISIS is "very Islamic" ... Who defines what Islam means? ... ISIS's scriptural analysis ... Graeme: Sending ground troops would be a terrible idea ... What ISIS really wants journalists to say about it ...||3/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Robert Wright & Yousef Munayyer||Why Netanyahu's win is good for Palestine ... Yousef: Israel isn't paying any costs for the occupation ... Moving from "land for peace" to "rights for peace" ... Would Israeli Jews ever accept a one-state solution? ... Practical implementation of a right to return ... The limited virtue of working through the UN ...||3/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Robert Wright & Lisa Goldman||How Netanyahu came back ... Lisa: In rejecting a two-state solution, Bibi ripped off his mask ... Will the US stop protecting Israel at the UN? ... How a Netanyahu victory could be good for the left ... The frightening (and imaginary) ISIS/Iran threat ... Arabs unite to become third largest Knesset party ...||3/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Robert Wright & Tyler Cullis||Iranian nuclear negotiations go down to the wire ... The effect of the Tom Cotton letter ... Tyler: Yes, Obama can cut a deal without Congress ... The role of the UN Security Council ... Bob: If there’s a deal, Congress may not have the nerve to kill it ... Does Iran have the right to enrich uranium? ...||3/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|