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Intelligence Squared
U.S. Debates:
Blame the Elites
for the Trump Phenomenon

Tuesday, September 13, 2016  |  6:45pm


Pre-Debate Reception | 5:45pm
Debate | 6:45pm
Post-Debate Reception to follow at Arte Cafe

The elites of both parties have expressed contempt for Donald Trump, and Trump has succeeded in part by channeling his voters’ contempt for the elites.  Does support for Trump reflect an uninformed populism and misplaced anger by a large swath of the American electorate?   Or have the elites failed to empathize with their struggles, and failed to craft effective policies to help them cope?

For the motion:
Timothy Carney, Senior Political Columnist, Washington Examiner & Visiting Fellow, AEI
Ben Domenech, Publisher, The Federalist & Host, The Federalist Radio Hour

Against the motion:
Jennifer Rubin
, Author, The Washington Post’s “Right Turn” Blog
Bret Stephens, Deputy Editor, Editorial Page and “Global View” columnist, The Wall Street Journal

VIP tickets include access to the debate and a private, post-debate reception in honor of the debaters.  Immediately following the debate, enjoy a celebrator toast at Arte Café within blocks of Kaufman Center. Meet John Donvan, the debaters, IQ2US council members and other influencers and audience members.  Availability is extremely limited.  Purchase the General Admission & Private Reception to join.

Tickets will go on sale soon.

Merkin Concert Hall

Tel: 212 501 3330

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