On December 4, 2008, at NYC's Symphony Space
's Intelligence Squared
program conducted an Oxford
debate. As their future debate schedules in Australia
, and America
show, the propositions of such debates are routinely phrased strongly to provoke debate, and this was no exception. The motion that was put forward was: "Resolved, that Bush 43 is the worst President of the last 50 years.
" [mp3, 23 MB, 50 min.]
What lifts this above the reams of media and multimedia
already spent on this issue is that, moderated by ABC's John Donvan
, this premise was debated — under formal debate guidelines — by Jacob Weisberg
, Sir Simon Jenkins
, Bill Kristol
, and ... Karl Rove
. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Jan 6, 2009 -
Patrick Henry, a conservative Christian college
(New Yorker) with eighty-five percent of incoming freshman being homeschooled, is a vernable breeding ground for future Republicans. Take cloistered kids, teach them one message, and Mr. Rove's clone army nears
completion. The article is so quotable the whole thing must be read, as it fufills all our fears, stereotypes and snide comments sounds
(Common Dreams). It scares our brother's across the pond
, while the homeschooled community gets all wet
just thinking about it. This raises several questions, what kind of politicians will sheltered college students be and how do they have fun without binge drinking, cocaine and sex?
posted by geoff.
on Jun 28, 2005 -