Was this event on September 12, 2019, really a debate?
Debates may help voters identify which candidate shares their views but they do not help them think critically about those views. That's because presidential debates don't live up to their name.
They didn’t come out and say what they really mean.
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Americans want government to serve them, but don't have confidence that it actually can.
The Democratic candidates discussed health care a lot – but not healthy food.
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The Democratic candidates hoping to replace Trump in 2020 debated a host of critical issues but never brought up the equally important challenge of Americans' food security.
Winning the support of workers may be key to Democrats winning the 2020 election.
Hillary Clinton arguably lost in 2020 because she took workers for granted. Will Democrats make the same mistake again?
Perot become a household name after making an independent run for president in 1992.
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As the US prepares to replace NAFTA, a labor scholar who was critical of Perot but shared concerns about the deal revisits the claim that helped him become the most successful third-party candidate since Teddy Roosevelt.
Humans have always sought knowledge, all the way back to Eve.
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Free inquiry has always been a fraught business, from Eden to Facebook, but is a key component of any open society. It shouldn't be taken for granted.
What happens when everyone thinks they’re smarter than everyone else?
A growing body of research points to the importance of one personality trait – intellectual humility – and how it influences our learning, relationships and worldview.
In the second debate of the campaign, Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten answered questions from voters in a people's forum on everything from franking credits to, yes, post offices.
Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten were plenty snarky with one another during the debate, but otherwise stuck mainly to their scripts.
The Conversation’s experts analyse the first Morrison-Shorten debate, with a focus on the key policy issues and the leaders' performances.
Socrates, the ancient Greek philosopher.
We need to accept the incomplete nature of our knowledge, question and adopt alternative views.
Cyclone Idai wreaks havoc in Mozambique.
Climate change is an emergency which will hurt the planet's most vulnerable people – the only irrational response is cool detachment.
Lessons in civil discourse can start in the classroom.
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A former middle school teacher offers a series of tips on how educators can teach young people to engage in more civil discourse.
As part of the Grenoble École de Management’s 2018 Geopolitics Festival, four scholars explored the art of debate -- an antidote for toxic conversations in the fake-news era.
Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.
The fourth is the Oxford-style debate series, this article argues that "the impact reflected by Trump is here to stay".
Opposing demonstrators at a marriage-equality rally in front of the US Supreme Court in April 2015.
Educators must work to ensure inclusion with diverse student bodies, yet it seems inevitable that in today's world, talking about identity issues can be risky and emotional. So how to move forward?
The carbon tax is an unpopular and deeply unequal measure. And Sweden, given as an example in this field, needs to be examined more closely.
Michelle Mielly, Grenoble Ecole de Management.
Third in the Oxford-style debate series, this article argues against the motion that “the impact reflected by Trump is here to stay” by focusing on the transitory nature of his presidency.
Moot courts give pupils the chance to argue different scenarios.
School moots are becoming an increasingly popular way to teach young people about the value of human rights.
The French National Assembly, which is debating a law that would allow “fake news” to be banned in the pre-election period.
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France’s parliament is debating a law that would allow “fake news” to be censored. While the outcome is uncertain, the precedent is dangerous.
Prince Oguguo argues the motion, “The impact reflected by Trump is here to stay.”
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In the second article in the Oxford-style debate series “The impact reflected by Trump is here to stay”, Prince C. Oguguo argues that Donald Trump’s impact will outlive his presidency.