2011 Press Archive

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An Open Letter to Peter Thiel

October 13, 2011

So, here is my challenge to you: Why don’t you put your money and energy behind your convictions? If you indeed believe that we are… more

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Yes, "Too Many Kids Go to College" In First-Ever Chicago Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate

October 13, 2011

Last night audience members at the first ever Intelligence Squared U.S. debate in Chicago, "Too Many Kids Go to College,” gave a victory to the… more

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Intelligence Squared Debate Decides the College Question for Chicago Ideas Week

October 13, 2011

The nice thing about a debate—a real debate with points and counterpoints—is that at the end, there’s a declared winner. In this case, the winner… more

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Blaming Islam Itself for Militancy

October 11, 2011

I recommend that you listen to the full debate on NPR or watch it on Bloomberg television this week. For now, trust me that each… more

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Gender Studies: The End?

October 10, 2011

Intelligence Squared U.S., the five-year-old debate-as-entertainment series that takes place at N.Y.U.'s Skirball Center, recently offered as a topic for discussion the proposition "Men Are… more

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Debate: Do Grandma's Benefits Imperil Junior's Future?

October 05, 2011

Last night's Intelligence Squared U.S. debate series took a look at America's health care entitlement programs and examined their impact on future generations. more

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Let's Talk Intelligently!

October 01, 2011

Robert Rosenkranz was worried about America. Why was the nation's civil discourse becoming so uncivil, the conservative, New York insurance executive and philanthropist wondered. more

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China, India and Why Peter Thiel is Wrong About Education

September 30, 2011

We are in a knowledge economy and face brutal competition from all over the world. The weapons in these battles are education and innovation. We… more

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Grandma's Benefits Imperil Junior's Future

September 23, 2011

How you can watch - and participate in - the live Slate/Intelligence Squared debate October 4 at NYU. more

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Zinczenko Vs. Abrams: Are Men Done For?

September 22, 2011

On Tuesday night, the fate of men hung in the balance: The event that evening at NYU was an Intelligence Squared/Slate debate on the bold… more