Trudeau didn’t win Canada’s latest election debate. This candidate did.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The formats and medium of modern leaders’ debates tend to encourage shallowness and repetition. The goal of the debater isn’t to “win” by advancing the better argument, but rather to repeat slogans and fire off one-liners that will get picked up by viewers and, ideally, the media.