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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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Should We Prohibit Genetically Engineered Babies?
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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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Can Israel Live With A Nuclear Iran?
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Two teams face off over the motion "Science Refutes God" in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate. Samuel LaHoz hide caption

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Does Science Refute God?
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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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Should We Legalize Drugs?
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Panelists Glenn Hubbard (left) and Arthur Laffer argue for the motion "The Rich Are Taxed Enough." Samuel LaHoz hide caption

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Are The Rich Taxed Enough?
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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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Should We Ration End-Of-Life Care?
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Daniel Pipes (right) and Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser argue against the motion, "Better Elected Islamists Than Dictators." Samuel LaHoz hide caption

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Better To Elect Islamists Than Have Dictators?
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John Donvan of ABC News moderates an Intelligence Squared debate on the regulation of money in politics. Samuel LaHoz hide caption

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Are SuperPACs Good For Democracy?
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An expert panel debates the pros and cons of the natural gas boom during an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado. Michael Alvarez hide caption

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The Natural Gas Boom: Doing More Harm Than Good?
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A panel of experts faces off on the motion "Ban College Football" in an Oxford-style debate for Intelligence Squared U.S. on May 8. Samuel LaHoz hide caption

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Debate: Should College Football Be Banned?
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A group of experts faced off on the motion "When It Comes to Politics, the Internet Is Closing Our Minds" at an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate on April 17 in New York City. Samuel LaHoz hide caption

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Is The Internet Closing Our Minds Politically?
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Orville Schell (from left), Peter Schiff, moderator John Donvan, Ian Bremmer and Minxin Pei speak before an audience in New York on the motion "China Does Capitalism Better Than America." Samuel LaHoz hide caption

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Does China Do Capitalism Better Than America?
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David Satcher (from left), Pamela Peeke, John Stossel and Paul Campos faced off in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate on obesity Feb. 7 at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at New York University. Samuel LaHoz hide caption

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Is Obesity The Government's Business?
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Mustafa Barghouthi (from left), Daniel Levy, debate moderator John Donvan, Dore Gold and Aaron David Miller speak before an audience in New York on the motion "The U.N. Should Admit Palestine As A Full Member State." Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Should The U.N. Grant Palestine Full Membership?
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A.C. Grayling (from left), Matthew Chapman, Rabbi David Wolpe and Dinesh D'Souza faced off on the motion "The World Would Be Better Off Without Religion." Samuel LaHoz hide caption

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Would The World Be Better Off Without Religion?
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