Resolved, That the Chinese System is better than the American/European System at providing stability, prosperity, and freedom.
Stability, prosperity, and freedom. Which of the world’s super powers best provides these ideals to its people? The Allied victory in World War II was a triumph of freedom and democracy, and the collapse of the Soviet Union at the end of the Cold War ushered in the Pax Americana and the end of History. However, American and Western supremacy is in doubt today, as the “peaceful rise of China” has launched a Great Power competitor onto the world stage. Global leaders speculate about the “twilight of Western civilization,” as Beijing exports goods and services all over the world. As antagonisms between the systems increase, we must ask which will forge a better future for its people and the world. Does the burgeoning People’s Republic of China outline the path toward these ideals? Or does the American regime—the pinnacle of the European system—provide them better?
Join the Intercollegiate Studies Institute as we host Adrian Zenz and Arnaud Bertrand for an evening of rigorous debate over which global superpower provides a system that truly enables cultural and human flourishing, co-sponsored by our partners with the Abigail Adams Institute.
Pre-Debate Reception begins at 5pm. The Debate will begin promptly at 6pm.
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