Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Two-Party System Is Making America Ungovernable

Intelligence Squared US is out with another fantastic debate on the proposition: "the two-party system is making America ungovernable." For those unfamiliar with Intelligence Squared, the forum pits 4-6 relevant public intellectuals against each other over some proposition. One side argues "for" the motion, the other side "against". The audience is polled before and after the debate, and the side moving the most votes wins. I whole-heartedly agree with this particular proposition, although not necessarily with all the points raised in its defense. Check it out:



This medium is great because it allows for a more in-depth argument to be presented--a rare pleasure in today's blog-centric public discourse. The propositions are always good, too. Some of my favorite past debates were, "It's wrong to pay for sex" and "Guns reduce crime". Enjoy!

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