Under the auspices of the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center, Forward Editor-in-Chief, Jodi Rudoren moderated a spirited debate on the aspects of my previous posting. The hot topic was part of a panel discussion with Bret Stephens of The Times, and Peter Beinart of Jewish Currents, at The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center.
In this video underneath you may find two brilliant thinkers who disagree about virtually everything but respectfully engage each other’s arguments, believing as Jodi Rudoren does, that civil discourse is a cornerstone of democracy. When she asked them to each name something he admires about the other, Bret quipped:
“His ability to make the worst argument as persuasive as possible.”