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Unstrung Debate: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Unstrung Debate: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

On a cold winter night in Paris, a rag tag band of Unstrung Letters supporters rallied around their preferred combatant in Unstrung Debate II: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Intelligently defended propositions, witty interjects and enraged defenses – listen to each round by pressing “play” below. Or just look at the pretty pictures by Viola Manfra…

First, James “The Ref” Thompson and his moustache laid down the law in his stern introduction.

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In the first bout, the fiery Lizzy “The Red” Sutcliffe faced off against the evil incantations of Kate “The Witch” Noakes on the proposition that murder should be legalized.

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For the second battle, Ambjörn “The Geek” Elder tried to charm the audience against “Downtown” Peter Brown‘s matter of fact cynicism that poetry has no place in the modern world leading to a raging audience debate over when the “modern” is and over who won.

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Finally, the event concluded with a final round that was turned into an impromptu collective discussion about whether a strong dictator is preferable over a weak democracy.

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Thank you to all the participants and to our stalwart audience. See you on January 23rd for Helen Cussack O’Keeffe’s lecture Unstrung Letter V – Finding Vagabonds: in Literature and in Life!

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