Intelligence Squared is hosting a debate on the motion “Legalize Drugs” tomorrow evening, Wednesday, November 14, 6:45-8:30pm, at the Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th Street (btw Broadway and Amsterdam), New York City.
For the motion: Nick Gillespie, Editor-in-Chief of Reason.com and Reason TV, and Prof. Paul Butler, my colleague at Georgetown Law. Against the motion: Asa Hutchinson, former Administrator of DEA, and Theodore Dalrymple of the Manhattan Institute.
These debates are usually quite good, and this one is particularly timely in light of the recent referenda in Colorado and Washington. (Full disclosure: my father is the Chairman of IQ2US, and I am on the Board of Advisors). One interesting feature is that the live audience votes on the motion both before the debate and after, so it is possible to know which side “won” in the sense of changing the most minds. You can also vote online, here.