IQ2US: Should we blame the elites for the Trump phenomenon?

Oct 12, 2016

Tune in for the latest in the Intelligence Squared U.S. series, this time examining the "Trump phenomenon" and the forthcoming election.

The elites of both parties have expressed contempt for Donald Trump, and Trump has succeeded in part by channeling his voters' contempt for the elites. Does support for Trump reflect an uninformed populism and misplaced anger by a large swatch of the American electorate? Or have the elites failed to empathize with their struggles, and failed to craft effective policies to help them cope?

We'll ask a panel of experts, on both sides of the debate. Join WRVO on Sunday, October 16 at 7 p.m. for this Intelligence Squared U.S. debate. There's more information available on the IQ2US website.