France Has a Problem Berlin-based journalist Elisabeth Zerofsky joins us to discuss the growing sense of crisis in France and Germany.
Is Germany the Sick Man of Europe? In Part 2 of our conversation with Elizabeth Zerofsky, we debate Merkel's legacy. And it's a bit damning.
Liberalism and the Universality Trap The ideals that make liberal society great also make it vulnerable.
Ukraine’s Interests Are Not Our Own That’s why we should help them try to win their war, even if it’s a long shot.
Is Liberalism Coming Alive? As Angela Merkel might say, there is no alternative—yet.
Moral Exceptionalism—and Its Pitfalls Is America "better"? It depends on your perspective.
Does Free Will Exist? Shadi and Damir's different starting premises fuel their disagreement about freedom. Also, are Americans destined to be moral?
Is There Such Thing as the Common Good? Truth is real, but it's not real for everyone.
The End of History Dies Hard in Berlin Are Germans still too optimistic about the future, despite everything?
Our Twisted Sexual Culture Washington Post columnist Christine Emba joins us to talk about sex—and how to rethink it.