Intelligence Squared U.S. Top thinkers debate today's most important issues

Dr. Scott Gottlieb and Megan McArdle face off against Jonathan Chait and Dr. Douglas Kamerow over the Affordable Care Act in a debate moderated by John Donvan in January. Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared US hide caption

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Dr. Neal Barnard, Gene Baur, Chris Masterjohn and Joel Salatin debate eating meat for Intelligence Squared with moderator John Donvan. Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Stewart Baker and Richard Falkenrath face off against David Cole and Michael German in an Intelligence Squared debate moderated by John Donvan on Nov. 20. Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Alan Dershowitz and Sanford Levinson argue in favor of the motion "The Constitutional Right To Bear Arms Has Outlived Its Usefulness" in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate on Nov. 14. Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Kathleen Newland and Ron Unz argued against the motion "Let Anyone Take A Job Anywhere" in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate on Oct. 30. Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt (left) and Wall Street Journal editorial board member Stephen Moore argue in favor of the motion "For A Better Future, Live In A Red State" at an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate on Oct. 18. Rob Andrew/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Douglas Elliott (left) and Paul Saltzman argue against the motion "Break Up The Big Banks" in an Oxford-style debate on Oct. 16. Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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John Kael Weston (right) and Ahmed Rashid argue in favor of the motion, "The U.S. Drone Program Is Fatally Flawed." Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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John Donvan moderates an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate on Syria at the Aspen Institute in Aspen, Colo. Those debating are: (from left) Graham Allison, Richard Falkenrath, Nicholas Burns and Nigel Sheinwald. Riccardo Savi/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Scott Gottlieb and Peter Huber argue in favor of the motion "The FDA's Caution Is Hazardous to Our Health." Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Laura Ingraham and Ralph Reed argue against the motion "The GOP Must Seize the Center or Die" in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate. Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Jared Bernstein and Karen Kornbluh, who argued for keeping the minimum wage, celebrate their win in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate. Adelaide Mandeville/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Nita Farahany and Lee Silver argue against the motion "Prohibit Genetically Engineered Babies" during an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate. Samuel LaHoz hide caption

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