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Sept. 6 2011 2:57 PM

It's Time to End the War on Terror

How you can watch—and participate in—the live Intelligence Squared/Slatedebate on Sept. 7 at NYU.

Slate and the celebrated live-debate series Intelligence Squared U.S. launch our partnership on Sept. 7 with a debate at NYU about a contentious and timely topic: Is it time to end the war on terror?

First, a bit more about the topic: Days after 9/11, President Bush declared a war on terror that would "not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated." At first, his rhetoric served as an empowering battle cry for an enraged, disillusioned public. Ten years later, his words are a poignant reminder of the thousands of Americans killed in two wars overseas. And they're fodder for the pundits and analysts who aren't convinced that the threat of terrorism justified its position as the organizing principle behind our recent foreign policy decisions.

After two wars, the Arab Spring, and the death of Osama bin Laden, is it finally time to end the war on terror?

Aren't in New York? You can watch streaming video of the debate. Just check back here Wednesday evening.

Watch live streaming video from intelligencesquaredus at livestream.com

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The details about the debate:

When/Where: Sept. 7, 2011 at Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York University, located at 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South).

The evening begins at 5:45 p.m. with a cash-bar reception for panelists and audience members; the live debate starts at 6:45 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m. For venue information, click here.

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