A Declaration of American Morality
Melissa Harris-Perry invokes the Founding Fathers, and the Declaration of Independence, to set a standard for American morality: human freedom, meaningful equality, the cultivation of human flourishing, and substantive popular governance.
A Competition of Partial Truths
New York Times columnist David Brooks argues that politics is often a competition between partial truths and that neither party can claim the upper hand. Rather, both sides serve to balance each other.
Liberals & Racial Justice
Do liberal policies like affirmative action promote a more fair and just society? Our debaters weigh in.
Morality & Marriage
Does promoting a traditional view of marriage, that between one man and one woman, foster a more prosperous and stable society for children and families? Top political scholars Robert George and Melissa Harris-Perry debate.
The Social Safety Net: A Force For Good?
One of IQ2’s youngest fans asks the debaters whether liberal policies designed to prevent poverty and uplift the underprivileged actually yield positive results.
Foreign Policy & The Partisan Divide
Howard Dean and Robert George discuss which party best represents America’s interests, and ideals, abroad.
Liberal Hope vs. Conservative Fear
Former DNC chairman Howard Dean argues that liberals, unlike conservatives, base their partisan policies on a hope for a better future rather than fear of the unknown.
Ideological Humility: An American Virtue
Princeton University scholar Robert George discusses the virtue of ideological humility and of embracing moral achievements on both sides of America’s partisan divide.