Here’s what we have in store:
-That's Debatable: Could coronavirus reshape the global order?
-Intelligraphic: Democracies in Flux
-Double Digits: $452 billion
-Points of View: Insights and anallysis from past debaters
Two perspectives on one of the nation's biggest debates this week.
Could Coronavirus Reshape the Global Order?
Against the Motion:
Minxin Pei & Susan Thornton:
-The U.S. can correct course after initial missteps in its pandemic response strategy
-China does not have the capacity or resources to fill the American leadership gap
-The CCP is facing political backlash at home following the outbreak
In Favor of Rising China:
“Beijing’s edge in material assistance is enhanced by the fact that much of what the world depends on to fight the coronavirus is made in China.”
Kurt M. Campbell and Rush Doshi
Opposed to a Rising China
China's Coming Upheaval
“Under Xi, correcting policy mistakes has proved to be difficult, since reversing decisions made personally by the strongman would undercut his image of infallibility.”
Hear both sides of the debate “Coronavirus Will Reshape the World Order in China's Favor”
Democracy in Flux
When one number tells two stories.
The worth of goods the United States imported from China last year.
The pandemic is straining global supply chains and igniting staunch debate about where critical goods like medicine, food, and supplies should be made. Is it time for the United States to reshore its manufacturing?
In Favor of Reshoring:
The New York Times: The Era of Offshoring U.S. Jobs Is Over.
Opposed to Reshoring:
The Atlantic: Can the West Actually Ditch China?
POINTS OF VIEW
Top insights and news from the intellectual leaders
who have battled it out on the Intelligence Squared stage.
This past week, Americans in all 50 states took to the streets to protest police brutality and racism. Several cities have imposed curfews, as officials try to quell looting and violence. In this unprecedented time in our nation's history, we look to our community of intellectual leaders for their insights. Here's what they have to say:
-How should the government respond to protestors? Jennifer Rubin argues that the White House has deliberately incited violence and violated protestors' constitutional rights. (The Washington Post, Jennifer's debate)
-Heather Mac Donald writes that the officers involved with George Floyd's arrest must be held accountable and police training should focus on de-escalation, but she argues that her research does not demonstrate systematic racial bias in American policing. (The Wall Street Journal, Heather's debate)
-Paul Krugman warns that underlying racial tensions in the United States, coupled with impunity by figures of authority, may be leading the nation to a breaking point. (The New York Times, Paul's debate)