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

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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Shmuel Bar (left) and Jeffrey Goldberg argue against the motion "Israel Can Live with a Nuclear Iran." Samuel LaHoz hide caption

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Theodore Dalrymple (left) and Asa Hutchinson argue against legalizing drugs in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate. Samuel LaHoz hide caption

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Sally Pipes and Ken Connor argue against the motion "Ration End-of-Life Care" in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate. Samuel LaHoz hide caption

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