The Russia-Ukraine Goldilocks Zone (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)
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0:00 Why Mickey thinks Evan McMullin could become king of America
8:59 Herschel Walker’s “three bulls” parable
13:24 Is Fetterman ready for the debate stage?
20:45 Biden’s Saudi ask vs. Trump’s Ukraine ask
26:47 The double-edged sword of Ukrainian military success
29:59 Bob amends last week’s "client state" comments
33:18 Bob: The next few weeks will be critical for Ukraine
40:34 Elon and international affairs (cont’d)
46:42 Inflation, China chip wars, and other harbingers of global instability
55:18 Putin’s psyche and realist views of Russia
1:01:52 Parrot room preview: Ukraine’s ironic nuclear war incentives; cancellable L.A. city council commentary?; Who’s the bigger liar: Gore or Biden?; Unflattering Nikki Finke obituaries; PayPal’s crazy new misinformation policy; more Musk talk; what’s new in the Metaverse?; Serial subject’s charges dropped; a damning Maggie Haberman clip?; FiveThirtyEight bias and a point about probability
Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Mickey Kaus (kausfiles, The End of Equality). Recorded October 14, 2022.