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Submitted by David L (United States), Feb 16, 2010 at 16:19

While I abhor Ellison's politics and would find it greatly entertaining to see you tear into him, you of course realize that it's not fair to ask a lowly politician to debate one of the world's foremost authorities on Islamism on his home turf. Politicians' debate tactics lend themselves to homogeneously uninformed audiences that react inordinately to punchy soundbites--NOT to critical thinkers capable of subjecting a line of reasoning to logically and informationally rigorous analysis.

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