Stay with me conservatives on this one. It’s not as bad as you think…
NPR’s Intelligence Squared (iTunes – Feed – Web Site) has a rather unique format. It brings Oxford-style debates to America, and it features leading thinkers taking different positions on hot-button issues of our day. (Get more precise details on the debate format here.) Recent debates have centered on the following questions: Is Washington or Wall Street ultimately to blame for the financial crisis? Should we legalize the market for human organs? Is the US finally winning the war in Iraq? And then, is George W. Bush the worst president of the last 50 years?
The GWB debate brings together a pretty solid panel. Arguing against the Bush legacy: Jacob Weisberg (Editor in Chief of Slate) and Simon Jenkins (columnist for the Guardian and the Sunday Times). Then, for the Bush legacy: Karl Rove (the all important Bush strategist) and Bill Kristol (editor of The Weekly Standard and former columnist for The New York Times). As you’ll see, it’s a pretty spirited conversation. Have a listen and let us know where you come down: iTunes – Feed – Stream.
As a quick note, the Intelligence Squared podcast can be permanently found in our Ideas & Culture Podcast Collection.