Intelligence Squared U.S.invites some of the world’s brightest thinkers to debate issues of the day. The organization was founded in New York in 2006 to promote intellectual diversity by fostering respect for differing opinions.
The debates are organized in the traditional Oxford style. The side that convinces more audience members to embrace its arguments wins.
The excerpts below come from a debate in April on the legalization of psychedelic drugs.
Rick Doblin, executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies: The form of legalization I’m talking about is licensed legalization, where you have a license to do these drugs. And if you misbehave, you get punished for your misbehavior but not...