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Dr. Aaron James on understanding the a**hole

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Tonight’s guest is not a behavioral scientist like most of my guests, but I couldn’t resist having him on, because the subject he studied in depth -- the asshole -- is one most of us are forced to deal with on a daily basis, and sometimes repeatedly. UC Irvine philosophy professor Aaron James is the author of the wonderfully titled “Assholes: A Theory.” 

Join us tonight as we dig deep into asshole-ishness, as Aaron James answers questions including: What is an asshole? What makes an asshole tick? Is it possible to engage in successful asshole management -- and if so, how? Is it possible for an asshole to reform? And why does worrying that you are an asshole mean you probably have nothing to worry about?

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