Overview The Quincy Institute (QI) seeks a Middle East Expert to contribute to QI's Middle East Program. A key responsibility is to produce a high volume of original reports and analyses on US policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan, including research...
Robert WrightOn Wednesday I finished a 10-day silent meditation retreat, and in this week's Mindful Resistance Newsletter I tried to write about it as non-obnoxiously as possible. Your call as to whether I succeeded
In one of the most remarkable partnerships in modern American political history, leftist financier George Soros and the right-wing Koch brothers are uniting to revive the fading vision of a peaceable United States.
Robert WrightIn this week's Mindful Resistance Newsletter, my thoughts about how subtly, insidiously pro-war the mainstream media's coverage of Iran is. I use NPR as my example, but CNN, MSNBC, NYT & many others would have worked just as well: bit.ly/2WYvJDkpic.twitter.com/pRP9NiAXKE
2:24 A brief primer on the free will vs. determinism debate 6:59 Are moral responsibility and determinism compatible? 11:51 Is punishment a tragic necessity ...
Robert WrightFor philosophy nerds: I had another great conversation with Princeton philosopher Gideon Rosen. Last time we did mind-body, this time free will/determinism/compatibilism. You can watch on meaningoflife.tv -- youtube.com/watch?v=ShhpXM… -- or listen on The Wright Show podcast.