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Debate: Does Affirmative Action On Campus Do More Harm Than Good?
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Debate: It May Be Flexing Its Muscles, But Is Russia A Marginal Power?
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Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU's National Security Project, argues against the motion, "The president has constitutional power to target and kill U.S. citizens abroad." Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Debate: Should The President Be Able To Order Citizens Killed Abroad?
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Ben Wizner (left) and Daniel Ellsberg argue in favor of the motion "Edward Snowden Was Justified" in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate on Feb. 12. Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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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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Debate: Should We Avoid Eating Anything With A Face?
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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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Debate: Does Spying Keep Us Safe?
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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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Debate: Has The Right To Bear Arms Outlived Its Usefulness?
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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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Should Anyone Be Able To Take A Job Anywhere?
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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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Debate: For A Better Future, Live In A Red State?
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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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Debate: Should The U.S. Break Up Big Banks?
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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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Debate: Does The U.S. Have A Dog In The Fight In Syria?
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Is Cutting The Pentagon's Budget A Gift To Our Enemies?
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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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