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The_Harlequin
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2/13/2011 7:01:23 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Howdy. So, the moment has passed, but I was in the final of a biggish regional debating competition recently. The motion was That This House Believes That History Will Not Look Kindly on the First Decade of the 21st Century. In preparation I tried to debate that topic here 3 times but everyone bailed. So who wants it? Who's actually interested in pursuing it?

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innomen
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2/13/2011 7:10:06 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 2/13/2011 7:01:23 PM, The_Harlequin wrote:
Howdy. So, the moment has passed, but I was in the final of a biggish regional debating competition recently. The motion was That This House Believes That History Will Not Look Kindly on the First Decade of the 21st Century. In preparation I tried to debate that topic here 3 times but everyone bailed. So who wants it? Who's actually interested in pursuing it?

http://www.debate.org...

I love history debates, and would like to take one, but i hardly call that history. Last year was history?
Cerebral_Narcissist
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2/14/2011 3:21:34 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
It's an interesting debate topic but it's so wooly and subjective. It will consist of A happened in this time period and that was bad, No but I think A was okay, and B also happened and that was great.

In addition the decade can only really be evaluated in the context of what happened before and what happened after. Do you for instance regard 9/11 as the herald of the comining apocalypse, or the eventual catalyst for a peaceful democratic middle east? We won't know until more time has elapsed.
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The_Harlequin
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2/16/2011 10:37:01 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Yes, it's history. Extremely recent history, but History nonetheless. Perhaps I phrased it badly, but is there anyone here who'll accept this if I challenge them?
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