Decoration Day

4 segments

John Horgan, science journalist and author of The End of War, argues that war is not a part of human nature and answers the question: “Is war inevitable?” Then: a discussion about representations of war in popular culture, and whether they can shape our perception of combat; Sam Harris makes his case that there’s no such thing as free will and that there are major policy implications for that premise; and the author Julia Alvarez reflects on her trips to Haiti from her home in the Dominican Republic.