Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy debate the finer points.
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With Donald Trump absent again, Republican presidential hopefuls took potshots at each other but agreed that Bidenomics isn’t cutting it.
French citizens celebrate Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the country’s 2017 presidential elections.
Opposition forces in France are using the president’s unpopularity to push for a new constitution. It’s a dangerous game.
A healthy mind in a healthy body? Here’s what the science says.
One genetic study of over a quarter million people highlights the cognitive benefits of exercise, while another, based on 30 years of scientific literature, says the opposite. Who’s right and who’s wrong?
‘Rhetoric’ has a bad rap – but some of the original rhetoricians’ techniques can actually help foster productive conversations.
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Ancient Greek philosophers despised the Sophists’ rhetoric because it searched for relative truth, not absolutes. But learning how to do that thoughtfully can help constructive debates.
Sure, you can try to force people to agree with you – but respectful persuasion is something else.
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Immanuel Kant’s ideas about respect are still important today, in a world where social media and echo chambers make manipulation easy.
It is the first time French trade unions have shown unity since their opposition to pension reform in 2010.
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France’s trade unions have managed to galvanise the largest movement in decades in opposition to pension reform. What will happen to them once the bill has been passed or abandoned?
Increasingly, the mood in the UK is leaning towards repatriating the Parthenon Marbles.
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An international legal expert explains why the Greeks are right to be wary of the British Museum’s offer to loan them the Parthenon marbles.
A lithograph depicting Hegel with his students.
With the discovery of several thousand new pages of Hegel’s lecture notes, fans are hoping his famously tricky philosophy may become easier to understand – this expert isn’t so sure.
Chautauqua’s lectures and performances drew hundreds of people with their promise of self-transformation.
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The Chautauqua movement symbolized progressive reformers’ hopes that public learning could create a healthy democracy.
Speaking in Strasbourg on 9 May, Emmanuel Macron called on the “democratic European nations adhering to our core values” to “find a new area of political cooperation, security and cooperation”.
Inspired by François Mitterrand’s idea of a European confederation, French president Emmanuel Macron has outlined the idea of a political body that would be separate from the EU.
A man fishes the head of a statue of Queen Victoria from the Assiniboine River in Winnipeg. Her statue and a statue of Queen Elizabeth were toppled and vandalized on Canada Day.
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Movements that challenge former national icons demonstrate the importance of history-making in an age of racial reconciliation. But ‘history wars’ won’t get us anywhere.
White supremacists clash with police in Charlottesville in 2017.
Despite moments of hope, worries about the present and fears that the future may be even worse have been rising for decades. What can geopolitics teach us about the global impact of fear?
Open scholarship and the use of corporate software services such as Zoom are not always compatible.
For science to be open, one can reasonably think that it would have to use open software. However, being completely open is not that easy.
The first debate of the U.S. presidential election was a disturbing but unsurprising display of white privileged masculinity.
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Bullying tactics are increasingly under scrutiny, yet the display we saw during the first U.S. presidential debate is proof that some men still think those old rules are still at play.
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden at the first debate of the presidential campaign.
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They shouted, they interrupted, they insulted – and not entirely in equal measure. But Biden and Trump also touched on the issues occasionally. Our panel of experts analyzed three key exchanges.
Badgers are hunted down as ‘harmful’ species.
All animals plays a role in nature, and in times of biodiversity loss and climate change, hunting “common” species such as foxes and badgers is irresponsible .
Trump’s supporters appreciate his strong opinons.
Those with strong beliefs tend to be admired.
Voters could know more about how each of these men think.
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Three new approaches in the field of competitive academic debate offer ideas that could help presidential debates serve both their public purposes.
Israeli flags fly in the middle of a date plantation in the Israeli settlement of Shlomtzion in the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank on 27 January 2020.
The Jordan Valley, which US president Donald Trump has proposed integrating into Israel, has been transformed by the introduction of date palms, emptying it of its Palestinian inhabitants.
Buttigieg, Sanders, Biden and Warren stand on the debate stage on Feb. 7.
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Seven candidates met on the debate stage in New Hampshire on Feb. 7. We asked three scholars to pick out some of the night’s biggest moments.