After Words

After Words: Amy Chua & Jed Rubenfeld, "The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America," hosted by David Plotz, Editor of Slate

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The authors argue that the most successful ethnic groups in America have all had at least one of three characteristics that constitute the triple package: superiority, insecurity and impulse control.  They also argue that these characteristics have a dark side that should be avoided.  They discuss whether the triple package should be sought or avoided with David Plotz, editor of online magazine, Slate.

About the Authors

Amy Chua

Amy Chua is a law professor at Yale Law School. She is the author of "World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability" and international bestseller "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother."


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Jed Rubenfeld

Mr. Rubenfeld is a law professor at Yale University Law School and the author of two books on constitutional law: "Freedom and Time" and "Revolution by Judiciary."  He is also the author of internationally bestselling novels "The Death Instinct" and "The Interpretation of Murder."


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After Words: Amy Chua & Jed Rubenfeld, "The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America," hosted by David Plotz, Editor of Slate

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  • Sunday, March 9th at 9pm (ET)
  • Saturday, March 8th at 10pm (ET)
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