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The Debates Have Been Awful, But There Is Hope

The Debates Have Been Awful, But There Is Hope

While we’re secretly pulling for the candidates and their respective camps to end up on Family Feud (“Donald, Bill — what’s something you’d hear in a locker room?”), Intelligence Squared U.S. has a more viable solution.

What the nonpartisan, nonprofit org is suggesting is nothing new: rather, it’s a switch to a classic debate format originally developed at Oxford University.

Since its inception in 2006, IQ2 has held over 120 stimulating debates around the country utilizing this substance-first style.