How America Fell Out of Love With War — with Samuel Moyn and Faisal Al Yafai
“American presidents, to gain power, have to run against war,” Samuel Moyn tells New Lines magazine’s Faisal Al Yafai. Between Joe Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan and the rise of the isolationist “America First” Republicans, public support for military intervention abroad might be on the brink of collapse. But is America ready to end its love affair with the use of force?
Life and Loss in Occupied Iraq — with Noor Ghazi
Twenty years after the war began, Noor Ghazi and New Lines magazine’s Rasha Al Aqeedi reflect on their experiences of life in Iraq during the American invasion and what they lost in its aftermath.
Hyperconnectivity’s Unsettling Changes — with Rogers Brubaker
"I call hyperconnectivity a total social fact, meaning that it leaves no domain of life untouched,” says Rogers Brubaker, a sociologist and author of “Hyperconnectivity and Its Discontents.” He discusses digital life’s transformations of the self, social interactions, culture, economics and politics on the Wider Angle podcast.
How Cyberpunk Lost its Edge — with JD Harlock and Joey Ayoub
For decades, cyberpunk shaped our vision of the future. But more recently, writers and artists have begun to look beyond this dystopian lens and reimagine a radically optimistic future. Joey Ayoub and J.D. Harlock join New Lines magazine’s Lydia Wilson on a journey into the utopian world of solarpunk.
‘Spin Dictators’ — with Daniel Treisman
While traditional autocrats and their “fear dictatorship” model, prevalent in the 20th century, have not disappeared, some scholars argue that a new type of tyrant arose toward the end of the last millennium. Daniel Treisman joined Riada Asimovic Akyol to talk about the new kind of “spin dictators.”
The Age of Conspiracy Theories — with Gabriel Gatehouse
“The fire is now raging, and it is going to keep on burning until something quite fundamental changes.” Gabriel Gatehouse joins New Lines magazine’s Faisal Al Yafai to talk about how online conspiracy theories like QAnon are tearing society apart.
A Pilot’s Explorations of the World’s Cities — with Mark Vanhoenacker
In this conversation, Mark Vanhoenacker, a commercial airline pilot, writer and author, talks about his unique experiences in different cities, the nuances of traveling as an ordinary traveler or as a job and the effect his career has had on his perception of home.