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Announcing the 100th Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate

by robertrosenkranz on January 11, 2015

I’m pleased to share that Intelligence Squared US will celebrate its 100th debate on Wednesday, February 11 at Kaufman Music Center.   The motion is appropriate to the occasion as well: Declinists Be Damned: Bet On America.

America owes $6 trillion to China, our sprawling military complex often appears helpless against disparate threats abroad, and the War on Terror has stripped us of the moral high ground. Washington is paralyzed by bitter partisanship, our children are falling behind their international peers, and our middle class is no longer the world’s most affluent. But we’ve been warned about America’s decline before. Remember Sputnik? Yes, times are tough, but America is recovering from the Great Recession faster than almost any other advanced country, an energy boom could add billions to the GDP, we’re still a leader in technological innovation, and our military strength and geopolitical advantages remain unrivaled. Are our best days behind us, or should the world still bet on America?

  • Reception: 5:45-6:30 PM
  • Debate: 6:45-8:30 PM
  • Kaufman Center
    129 West 67th Street
    (b/w Broadway and Amsterdam)
    NY, NY 10023
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