Politics, Elections 2020

We Aren’t Debating about Values Anymore; We Are Debating about Reality, and that Is a Huge Problem

Michael Austin
The Collector

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The Lincoln-Douglas Debates — seven engagements that occurred in different Illinois cities between two candidates for the US Senate in 1858— remain the gold standard for political debates in our nation. Partly this is because of the format. A one-hour opening…

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Michael Austin
The Collector

Michael Austin is a former English professor and current academic administrator. He is the author of We Must Not Be Enemies: Restoring America’s Civic Tradition