Mamdani vs. Prendergast

Tonight Mahmood Mamdani and John Prendergast will fight to the death share a civil debate on the situation in Darfur, an event I’m hoping will end in hair-pulling and the shouting of epithets. I’ll be tweeting from the debate, and you can follow along below.

  • Anonymous

    For commentary on some of the critical issues raised at the Mamdani vs. Prendergast debate, check out:

    P.S. Rebekah, thanks for your fantastic coverage of the debate!

  • Emilio

    Good Bloog my friend!! Congratulations!!

    good luck!! See you!

  • Anonymous

    Here’s a better synopsis:

  • rebekah

    @tumwijuke It was a lot of punditry, that’s for sure. I didn’t walk away with a better sense of what’s happening in Darfur or what, if anything, the international community should do about it.

    And I agree: -100 for Prendergast’s failure to stand.

  • tumwijuke

    So, did you actually learn anything you didn’t already know from the debate? It seems like they were regurgitating old arguments and nothing was really clarified … or was it?

    What a difference it would have made if someone actually involved in the conflict was on the debating panel! Mamdani and Prendergast (from my third-hand take on this debate) are merely ideologes.

    And on an irrelevancy, why, oh why didn’t Prendergast stand up? -100!