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The Gift of a Good Argument

Debate Teaches Kids How to Think

December 13, 2021 (The New York Times) – Debate was where I first read a wide range of authors, from Michel Foucault to Charles Krauthammer to the authors of critical race theory. My work today, when it’s at its best, still reflects both the structure and the freedom I found in debate. I learned how to back up arguments with evidence, how to understand when someone was simply trying to deflect or misdirect the conversation and how to think on my feet,” explains Opinion Writer Jay Caspian Kang. 

Read more from Mr. Kang on why he was inspired to include NAUDL as his selection for the Times Opinion’s Holiday Giving Guide 2021.

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