Glenn Loury invites guests from the worlds of academia, journalism and public affairs to share insights on economic, political and social issues.
The Life and Work of Thomas Sowell (Glenn Loury, John McWhorter, and Jason Riley)
Comparing the legacies of Thomas Sowell and George Schuyler ... Making the case for Sowell’s significance ... The task of the popularizer ... Why Sowell’s book A Conflict of Visions is important ... The norm of inter-group disparity ... What happened to Glenn’s generation of heterodox Black intellectuals? ... Why it’s hard to be conservative in academia ... Where is the left-wing critique of progressive racial politics? ...
Contesting Obama's Footprint (Glenn Loury & Richard Epstein)
Why Richard is trying to stop the construction of the Obama Presidential Center ... Richard's stymied attempt to stop alterations to Chicago's Soldiers Field ... Raising questions about the OPC's environmental impact ... Richard's account of critical race theory ... A legal history of racial redress in the US ... Richard: Biden exhibits less comity than Trump did ...
Thinking Critically about Critical Race Theory (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)
John McWhorter, master of his craft ... Is John a “Black linguist”? Is Glenn a “Black economist”? ... Al Sharpton and Benjamin Crump address police violence against white victims ... Defining CRT ... Is the CRT debate comparable to other debates in education? ... Glenn: It is tyrannical to ban the teaching of CRT ...
Burdens of Freedom (Glenn Loury & Lawrence Mead)
Intro ... Larry's view of Western and non-Western culture ... Is African American culture "non-Western"? ... Larry: "Freedom is a threat" to Black and Latino families ... African American individualism after emancipation ... The "paradox" of Asian academic success ... What are the origins of European political development? ...
Rejecting Racial Determinism (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)
A peek inside Glenn’s writing process ... Aaron Hana’s critique of Thomas Sowell and Shelby Steele ... Extending the presumption of free will to Black communities ... Who gets to opine on race matters? ... Black rednecks ... Is the “acting white” phenomenon real? ... A critique of Charles Murray’s new book … ... … and a defense of same ...
Facing Reality (Glenn Loury & Charles Murray)
How Charles deals with his notoriety ... Charles's new book, Facing Reality: Two Truths about Race in America ... Grappling with the fact of group disparities ... Threats from the left, threats from the right ... The shift in white attitudes toward race since the 1950s ... What would happen if white people revolted? ... Charles: Black people are not genetically inferior ... Why small differences in ability can have major consequences ... Charles: We need universal, not race-based, public policy solutions ...
I’m encouraged that there are still intellectuals who don’t promote constant left wing nonsense. I feel smarter after listening to each episode. Great show!
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Just for the record, there are many hot white women, speaking from experience, who are more turned on by intellectually stimulating minds than we are by rhythmically cool dilettantes who are intellectually stifled.
Glenn is a good dude. The episodes with McWhorter are the best.
@Glenn - consider creating your own YouTube channel. You’re carrying BloggingHeads... your videos are the majority of their top 200-300 videos.