Slate's Great Debates
Announcing our new partnership with Intelligence Squared U.S., the renowned live-debate series.
If you can't wait till September, please join IQ2US at the Skirball Center this Wednesday night, June 8, for a debate titled: "Freedom of the Press Does Not Extend to State Secrets." Arguing for the motion:Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of Homeland Security, and Gabriel Schoenfeld, a Hudson Institutefellow and the author of Necessary Secrets: National Security, the Media and the Rule of Law. Arguing against the motion: Alan Dershowitz, a renowned civil-libertiesattorney and consultantto JulianAssange's legal team, and David Sanger, the New York Times' chief Washingtoncorrespondent and an integral part of the Times' WikiLeaks coverage team. John Donvan is the moderator of Intelligence Squared U.S., and Dana Wolfe is executive producer. For more information and tickets, visit Intelligencesquaredus.org.
David Plotz is the Editor of Slate. He's the author of The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank and Good Book. He appears on Slate's Political Gabfest.