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Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates
As the nation gears up for the 2020 presidential election, we ask: Is the two-party system good for democracy? Does relying on two hugely powerful political bodies drive division and push voters to the extremes? Or does the two-party system moderate the electorate and make the nation governable?
Joanne Freeman - Professor of History and American Studies, Yale University
For the Motion:
Yascha Mounk - Author, "The People vs. Democracy"
Norman Ornstein - Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Against the Motion:
Lee Drutman - Author, "Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop"
Katherine Gehl - Entrepreneur & Political Reformer
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