Tyrants Should Be Left Free to Tryrannise Their Own People:
Edward Luttwak, Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies of Washington, and Robert Skidelsky, Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick and Chairman of the Centre for Global Studies, spoke for the motion.
James Rubin, former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs under President Clinton, and Ian Buruma, a political and cultural commentator on Asia and the author of The Missionary and the Libertine: Love and War in East and West, spoke against the motion.
The debate, held on September 14, 2005, was chaired by Jonathan Freedland, a columnist for the Guardian who has written extensively on international relations and the dilemmas of intervention.
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