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NYT Columnist, Former Ambassador Stage Debate

NYT Columnist, Former Ambassador Stage Debate

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The Intelligence Squared debate series has a cool gimmick: at the beginning, audience members vote on the resolution via little keypads at each seat; at the end, they vote again; whichever side changed the most minds '€œwins.'€ As last night'€™s debate began, it was exciting to find that 25% of the crowd voted '€œundecided,'€ meaning that many minds were open to persuasion as the four panelists debated the resolution, '€œThe U.S. should step back from its special relationship with Israel.'€