Vanishing Debates

Scott Simon at NPR: This used to be the season of the World Series, fake cobweb decorations, and candidate debates. The first two are holding strong, at least at my house. But the 2022 midterm elections have come up short on political debates. FiveThirtyEight, the...

Dreier Roundtable Debate Tonight

Resolution: This House Should Abolish the Electoral College Thu, October 13, 2022 Dinner Program Aditya Pai ’13 and Ilan Wurman ‘09; moderator, Nohl Patterson ’22 In November 2016, Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential election...

This is the Way

Daniel Stid: Those of us who believe that the purpose of the university is to pursue truth must engage with and persuade those who may not share our convictions.  A compelling way to do this is by practicing what the Heterodox Academy calls “The HxA Way,” which they...

The Value of Debate

Bo Seo at WSJ: [D]ebate provides a tool kit for disagreeing better. By zooming out from individual disputes to the principles that apply across them, debate can illuminate the physics of everyday disagreements. Debaters learn to isolate the main elements of successful...