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In a Debate About the American Future, America Wins

In a Debate About the American Future, America Wins

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Immigration and innovation will enable America to maintain its position as a superpower, experts say, despite policy mistakes made along the way.

Are America's best days behind it? Or should the world continue to bet on its future as a global superpower?

That was the subject of a spirited, four-person debate this week in New York City at the Kaufman Music Center, the 100th in a series called Intelligence Squared. Over the past decade, the debate event, sponsored by the public policy and education organization Rosenkranz Foundation, has featured a variety of experts weighing in on pressing topics of the day, such as the U.S.'s Middle East policy, genetically modified food, and the ethics of fracking, among other things.