Ricochet’s Greg Lukianoff Wins Intelligence Squared Debate

February 25, 2015

By Editors at Ricochet

Last week, Ricochet contributor Greg Lukianoff, President of theFoundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), asked for our members’ help in preparing for an NPR Intelligence Squared debate in which he and Kirsten Powers were arguing for the motion that liberals are stifling intellectual diversity on college campuses.

Well, it worked. Prior to the debate — held last night in New York — 33 percent of the audience was on Greg and Kirsten’s side. After all the arguments had been made, they cruised to an overwhelming victory. The motion got 59 percent support and only 32 percent opposition (the remainder was undecided). Congratulations to Greg and Kirsten! Video of the event has not yet been released, but you’ll be able to find it here.