Mamdani vs. Prendergast

Tonight Mahmood Mamdani and John Prendergast will fight to the death share a civil debate on the situation in Darfur, an event I'm hoping will end in hair-pulling and the shouting of epithets. I'll be tweeting from the debate, and you can follow along below.

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So, did you actually learn anything you didn't already know from the debate? It seems like they were regurgitating old arguments and nothing was really clarified ... or was it?

What a difference it would have made if someone actually involved in the conflict was on the debating panel! Mamdani and Prendergast (from my third-hand take on this debate) are merely ideologes.

And on an irrelevancy, why, oh why didn't Prendergast stand up? -100!

By Anonymous tumwijuke, at April 15, 2009 at 12:17 AM  

@tumwijuke It was a lot of punditry, that's for sure. I didn't walk away with a better sense of what's happening in Darfur or what, if anything, the international community should do about it.

And I agree: -100 for Prendergast's failure to stand.

By Blogger rebekah, at April 15, 2009 at 8:26 AM  

Here's a better synopsis:

By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 15, 2009 at 6:03 PM

Good Bloog my friend!! Congratulations!!

good luck!! See you!

By Blogger Emilio, at April 20, 2009 at 7:18 AM  

For commentary on some of the critical issues raised at the Mamdani vs. Prendergast debate, check out:

P.S. Rebekah, thanks for your fantastic coverage of the debate!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 28, 2009 at 9:38 AM  

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