Series of six one hour programs featuring prominent people debating the hot topics of today. Debates were taped before a live audience in Toronto, Ontario Canada. Episodes include: Global Refugee Crisis, Progress, The Rise of Populism, Capitalism, Gender in the 21st Century, and Religion. Debaters include: Stephen K Bannon, David Frum, David Brooks, Yanis Varoufakis, Tony Blair and Caille Paglia.
THE QUESTION BEFORE US
Mondays at 10pm
The Question Before Us | Global Refugee Crisis | October 5
Be it resolved, give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
Debaters: Pro/Louise Arbor & Simon Schama Con/Nigel Farage & Mark Steyn
(from April 2016)
The Question Before Us | Progress | October 12
Be it resolved, humankind’s best days lie ahead.
Debaters: Pro/Steven Pinker & Matt Ridley Con/Alain de Botton & Malcolm Gladwell
(from November 2015)
The Question Before Us | The Rise of Populism | October 19
Be it resolved, the future of western politics is populist not liberal.
Debates: Pro/Stephen K. Bannon Con/David Frum
(from November 2018)
The Question Before Us | Capitalism | November 9
Be it resolved, the capitalist system is broken. It's time to try something different.
Debaters: Pro/Katrina vanden Heuvel & Yanis Varoufakis Con/ Arthur Brooks & David Brooks.
(from December 2019)
The Question Before Us | Gender in the 21st Century | November 16
Be it resolved, men are obsolete…Pro/Hanna Rosin & Maureen Dowd Con/Caitlin Moran & Camille Paglia
(from November 2013)
The Question Before Us | Religion | November 23
Be it resolved, religion is a force for good in the world...
Debaters: Pro/Tony Blair Con/Christopher Hitchens
(from November 2010)
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Series of six programs featuring prominent people debating the hot topics of today.