philosophy

Robert Wright on Mindfulness, Buddhism, and Overcoming Delusions

December 4, 2017

In part one of our interview, bestselling author Robert Wright discusses his new book “Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment.” Wright argues that mindfulness can help overcome constraints on the human mind imposed by natural selection, allowing us to see the world more clearly

Reality Asserts Itself - David Swanson

December 17, 2013
On RAI with Paul Jay, David Swanson says that nonviolent campaigns have been more successful than campaigns of violence

Reality Asserts Itself - Max Blumenthal

August 20, 2013
In Pt 3 of 4 of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Max Blumenthal talks about the affect on him of Israel’s attack on Gaza and his break with American liberalism

Left Forum Takes on Ecological Transformation

June 6, 2013

Nancy Holmstrom: In the past, the Left Forum meetings in New York have not faced up to environmental and climate change issues – this year it should be the major theme