Debating History in the Future

Well I expect to be pretty quiet this week - I have debate practices every night and possibly a gathering on Saturday for the new debaters since we have a tournament a week away.  Also on Wednesday is my ridiculous moderation of a debate between the college Dems and Republicans here on campus. I may video it and post it if it's any good.

But turning our attention away from frivolous American political debating and to something more interesting: Debates on the internet.  How do we best conduct a debate online?

Here is a nice example from the Canadian Great Questions website, giving some perspective about public memory, common history and culture - exploring the dangers of too rigid or too loose a conception of a common history can be.  It appears each participant gets one article and then a response. It's an interesting debate due to its format but at the same time interesting due to the subject matter.

Also posting this because Michael Ignatieff is one of the participants and he is a very rare person - a scholar and an elected member of his government. How many scholars do we have serving in the U.S. congress? (hint: Too few).