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Better Elected Islamists Than Dictators


October 03, 2012

"I-S-M." Three letters that keep on making history, when they show up at the end of otherwise benign, mild-mannered words. Capitalism. Communism. Socialism. Ism turns… more

Romney & Obama

"Modern politicians don't partake in debates. Not real ones."

September 28, 2012

"In presidential politics, a debate — a real debate — is a test like no other. That’s why none of us has never seen one." more

Our Pre-and Post-Debate Results Graphs

For? Against? Undecided? How Your Vote Works Online

September 26, 2012

Ever miss the debate, but wish you could vote anyway? Looking to compare how online audiences voted vs. live audiences? more

Premiere Debate at Kaufman Center

IQ2US Premieres Sold-Out Debate on Super PACs

September 14, 2012

We kicked off our Fall 2012 debate season with a sold-out audience at Kaufman Center in New York City. The topic of the evening? How… more

John Donvan Moderates "Two Cheers for Super PACs"

CHA-CHING! Sounds like Politics

September 12, 2012

Money talks. And money corrupts. What language does money speak, anyway? more

John Donvan: Fall 2012 Debates

Countdown to Infinity

August 16, 2012

Infinity minus 62. Figure that one out and you know how many more questions, propositions, arguments, resolutions, and formal motions remain for Intelligence Squared U.S.… more

John Donvan Moderates No Fracking Way

Frick and Frack

June 28, 2012

A short note on Frick and Frack -- and then on "Frickin' Frackin'" "Frick and Frack," you may know, is a common term used to… more

Yin Meet Yang

May 11, 2012

Yin, meet Yang. Ideally, that's what happens when two sides debate. Or does it? Not to be overly self-referential, but in our upcoming Intelligence Squared… more

Behind The Scenes With IQ2US

May 11, 2012

After each debate, we continue the conversation at an intimate dinner with the panelists. more

Do We Need To Be More Like China?

May 11, 2012

Reading into the research for our next debate —"China Does Capitalism Better than America" — I'm seeing what this motion really asks: "Since China is… more