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The Wright Show | Sep 25, 2016 | Robert Wright & David Corn

Love-Driven Politics

What are the limits on religious liberty?

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Professor of Religious Studies David Kim and Eboo Patel, founder of Interfaith Youth Core, consider quandaries of religious pluralism. Plus: Loving a country that doesn’t love you back.

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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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“As you wish!”

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Ethan Nichtern, author of the new book The Dharma of The Princess Bride, explains how the movie’s “optimistic deconstruction” of conventional narratives sets it apart from other ironic films. Plus: “Making friends with desire

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Self-made cyborgs

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Mark O’Connell, author of To Be a Machine, describes how “biopunks” alter their bodies to make a statement about humanity and the future of technology.

Why Buddhism is True

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In a talk at Google, Robert Wright discusses the thesis of his new book on the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment.

Finding community in secular society

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Sociologist Joseph Baker, author of the book American Secularism, explains why the Unitarian Universalist church is growing while church attendance remains in decline nationally. Plus: Is Richard Dawkins bad for secularism?

Sophia

Order from inequality

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Daniel Kaufman and Daniel Tippens argue that the concept of justice must arise under conditions of scarcity. PlusDo comedians have a moral responsibility?

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The origin of culture

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Biologist Tyler Volk, author of the new book Quarks to Culture, explains his theory about early social networks. Plus: Does world peace start with inner peace?

Sophia

What art tells us

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Philosopher Crispin Sartwell and Daniel Kaufman examine Arthur Danto’s idea that meaning in art is defined by its “aboutness”.

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Happy 500th Birthday, Protestantism

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Historian Craig Harline, author of the new book A World Ablaze, describes the storm unleashed by Martin Luther on October 31, 1517.