History's Great Debaters

Happy Birthday to Ed Koch, NYC Mayor and President of his High School Debate Team!

by Erik Fogel | Dec 12, 2017 7:00:00 AM
"The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse." - NYC Mayor Ed Koch
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Happy Birthday to Wiley College's Heman Sweatt who helped to end segregation in schools.

by Erik Fogel | Dec 10, 2017 9:31:27 PM
  Happy birthday to Heman Sweatt!  Sweatt was one of the top students at Debate Champion School, Wiley College. He became a civil rights activst, Plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case that ...
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Happy Birthday to Jack Dorsey, High School Debater & Billionaire! 

by Erik Fogel | Nov 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM
  “My goal is to simplify complexity.” - Jack Dorsey  
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Debater Profile: Kamala Harris

by Erik Fogel | Nov 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM
"The American Dream belongs to all of us." - Kamala Harris
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Happy Birthday to Lee Iacocca, High School Debater and Business Leader

by Erik Fogel | Oct 31, 2017 9:00:00 AM
  "You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere." - Lee Iacocca  
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Celebrating Margaret Thatcher - High School Debater and First Female Prime Minister of Great Britain!

by Erik Fogel | Oct 29, 2017 9:00:00 AM
  "I love argument, I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that's not their job."    - Margaret Thatcher, first female Prime Minister of Great Britain
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Born to Run... and Born to Debate!  Bruce Springsteen the Debater!

by Erik Fogel | Oct 29, 2017 7:05:27 AM
On September 23rd, 1949, working class parents Adele and Joseph welcomed their son, Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen to their family.  Springsteen grew up in Freehold Borough, NJ and attended ...
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Happy Birthday to Hillary Rodham Clinton! High School Debater! US Senator, Secretary of State, First Lady of the United States, Presidential Nominee.

by Erik Fogel | Oct 26, 2017 7:00:00 AM
"Too many women in too many countries speak the same language, of silence." -Hillary Rodham Clinton (Hillary pictured here with her high school's debate team)  
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Happy Birthday to Samuel B. Gould - Champion Debater and Champion of Debate!

by Erik Fogel | Oct 11, 2017 7:00:00 AM
  "If I were to choose any single activity in college which has contributed most to my career, I would certainly choose debating" (Hunt, p16). - Samuel B. Gould  
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Happy Birthday to Laurence Tribe! High School and College Debate Champion! and World's Top Lawyer!

by Erik Fogel | Oct 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM
  "[The Bill of Rights is] designed to protect individuals and minorities against the tyranny of the majority, but it's also designed to protect the people against bureaucracy, against the ...
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