Oct 29, 2022 • 1HR 5M

Ukraine's Blank Check (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

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Robert Wright
Conversations with a series of people who have nothing in common except that program host Robert Wright is curious about what they’re thinking.
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0:00 Mickey takes a bite out of midterm “overism”
15:58 How revolutionary will Musk’s Twitter reign be?
28:50 Who quashed the Progressive Caucus’s Ukraine letter?
31:14 What’s holding up diplomacy in Ukraine?
40:32 Is Blob opinion on the war starting to split?
45:02 The cost of US hypocrisy
48:33 The media’s weird coverage of the ‘dirty bomb’ story
54:56 Parrot room preview: implausible dirty bomb scenarios; UK PM’s dramatic early moves; a few words about the late Lucianne Goldberg; an (iffy) argument against lefty state legislature alarmism; Mickey’s labor-relations observations; Xi Jinping and the Hu Jintao removal; illustrating the dangers of war-time overreaction by way of Russian relocation coverage; Joe’s McCarthyism; Russians adopting Ukrainian children; what’s in it for Putin-humiliation-pushers?

Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Mickey Kaus (kausfiles, The End of Equality). Recorded October 28, 2022.

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