AIR DATE: December 27, 2010
Recently in the U.S., it seems as if partisan rancor has replaced reasoned debate; mainstream media has become contentious and ideological; and discussions of important issues are being dominated by emotion than by facts and analysis. The debate series Intelligence Squared U.S. attempts to change this trend and raise the level of public discourse on the key issues of our day.
Should we treat terrorists like enemy combatants, not criminals?
Moderator: John Donvan
Speaking for the motion: Maajid Nawaz, Zeba Khan
Speaking against the motion: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Douglas Murray