Facts aren’t the real battleground
May 16, 2019 9:29 AM Subscribe
Who wins from public debate? Liars, bullies and trolls. So the art of debating is one that rewards liars and bullies, is about beating the opponent rather than finding the truth, and is structurally biased in favour of conservative bromides rather than surprising new ideas. If that’s what debate is like, perhaps we shouldn’t aspire to be good at it.