Onsale Times

To understand the issues that define this extraordinary moment in American democracy, on Thursday, October 12, 2017 the Munk Debate will move the motion: Be it resolved, American democracy is in its worst crisis in a generation and Donald J. Trump is to blame.

Arguing for the resolution will be the contributing editor at New York magazine Andrew Sullivan, "the most influential political writer of his generation" by the New York Times. He will be joined by E.J. Dionne, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a syndicated columnist for the Washington Post, and a professor in the Foundations of Democracy and Culture at Georgetown University.

Speaking against the resolution will be Newt Gingrich, who has been called “the indispensable leader” by the Washington Times and is a New York Times bestselling author. Also speaking against the resolution will be Kimberley Strassel, senior editorial writer and member of the editorial board for the Wall Street Journal. Throughout her career, she has won multiple awards, including the Bradley Prize in 2014 for providing “important analyses on issues of the day strengthen[ing] the American fabric.”