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Glass Half Full

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One of the greatest modern political leaders explains what COVID means for the political and economic shape of the future.

  Laura Marris on Camus and The Plague

Self-Healed Physician

An interview with Laura Marris

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A translator on why Camus and his novel of plague speak to us in this dark moment.

  Michael Abramowitz on freedom and COVID

The (Not So) Free World

An Interview with Michael Abramowitz

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The Freedom House director takes a hard look at the state of civil rights and the rule of law around the world -- the U.S. not exempted.

Don't Know Much

An Interview with David Dunning

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The eminent psychology professor and co-discoverer of the Dunning-Kruger Effect on what we know, what we don't, and what we don't know we don't know.

  Forest Whitaker on conflict resolution

Good Actor

An Interview with Forest Whitaker

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From Star Wars to stopping wars, Forest Whitaker's unique experiences have inspired him to take on the project of global conflict resolution.

Going Viral

How phages can save the world from superbugs

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Phages are the latest weapon (and may be our last hope) in our fight against superbugs, argues a prominent epidemiologist in her new book The Perfect Predator.

Impostor Syndrome

Hany Farid on How to Fight the Threat of Deepfakes

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The world's leading expert on digital forensics explains where deepfakes come from and how we can defeat them.

  Jody Williams on landmines and killer robots

Swords to Ploughshares

An Interview with Jody Williams

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Nobel laureate Jody Williams talks about the campaign to ban landmines, why she is worried about killer robots, and Trump vs. #MeToo.

  Kevin Rudd on Xi and China

Chinese Chess

An Interview with Kevin Rudd

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Australia's former Primer Minister explains why Xi is winning global geopolitics.