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National Debate: America on the Brink

March 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Host Organization: Braver Angels' Debates
State: - National

de·bate| dəˈbāt | – noun – A highly structured conversation in which a group of people think together, listen to one another, and are open to being changed by ideas.

About this Event

The founding fathers set out to do something no country had ever done before… Was it in vain?

The American Experiment began with the drafting of a new political system, one looking to preserve freedom and equality by placing power in the hands of its citizens. Recent years have witnessed an escalation of political turmoil, both the validity and efficiency of the American political system are being called into question. Some people are grasping to identify a culprit, while others condemn the experiment in its entirety.

Is it that the system was once placed in the wrong hands, and can be recovered? Or, are we on the brink of total system failure?

About Braver Angels’ Debates

You probably haven’t experienced anything like a Braver Angels Debate. It’s not a political debate, where competing candidates attempt to win votes. Nor is it a competitive high school or college debate, where people advocate positions in which they may not believe for the sole purpose of vanquishing their foes.

A Braver Angels Debate is a highly structured conversation in which a group of people think together, listen carefully to one another, and allow themselves to be touched and perhaps changed by each other’s ideas. When done well, everyone walks out a little closer to the truth, more aware of the validity in opposing views, and with tighter community relationships.

Braver Angels’ Debates might help you understand the debate process that we use.

Braver Angels events may be recorded, and may be shared with media or used in Braver Angels publications, including web pages. Participants who object to this may disable their video.

Registration for this debate will be closed 1 hours prior to the scheduled starting time. Group registration is not enabled for this debate. If you would like to participate online in the virtual company of others, we recommend that you coordinate the timing of your registration and ask that individuals register for themselves.

** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O’Connor,

This workshop is a free event brought to you by Braver Angels as part of our mission to depolarize America. Braver Angels is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. We invite you to consider a gift to Braver Angels; all donations are tax deductible.  Your support will allow us to offer more workshops and debates with the ultimate goal of uniting America. Click here to donate.

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Host Organization
Braver Angels' Debates
- National

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