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Jan 16, 2021

Robin Collins discusses a book called "Cynical Theories" that he admires. It criticizes the merger between critical theory and post-modernism, which has led progressive thinkers to switch from universalist, "color blind" commitments to tribalism that replaces class-based analyses. Collins and Metta agree in their...


Jan 15, 2021

Marc Eliot Stein is a web designer and fervent peace activist with World Beyond War, an effective organization that seeks the abolition of war. He and Metta are conversing here only hours after the insurrection at the US Capitol, and they agree that the democratic governance of the world (and of specific...


Jan 15, 2021

Ernie Regehr studies the military activities of the countries extending above the Arctic circle. He reports that the Russian military presence is expanding greatly. It is already far more active there than other states, but fortunately they all remain cooperative. If significant conflicts arise there, it will...


Jan 13, 2021

William Fletcher has traveled extensively in China and is co-author of a book about climate change, so he and Metta discuss China's energy problems -- especially the pollution caused by its heavy reliance on coal. He predicts that China will adopt more sustainable technology in a timely fashion and benefit from the sale...


Jan 10, 2021

William Fletcher tells Metta about five tipping points -- hypothetical moments when a linear rate of change breaks and a grave irreversible trend begins, such as a movement of the Gulf Stream, which changes the climate of Europe, or the breaking off of ice shelves in Antarctica, which enables ice on the continent...