Who is the judge?

The judge is God.

Why is he God?

Because he decides who wins or loses,

Not my opponent.

Who is your opponent?

He does not exist.

Why does he not exist?

Because he is a mere dissenting voice

to the truth I speak.

-The Great Debaters, 2007


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  • Historical Events for 22nd August 2017

    1614 - Trades people under Vincent Fettmilch chase and plunder Jews out of ghetto in Frankfurt
    1707 - Sweden and Prussia sign military treaty
    1875 - The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands.
    1944 - Adolf Hitler orders Paris to be destroyed [or 23rd]
    1950 - Abdel Rehim swims English Channel (10:50)
    1953 - John Norman Lewis contends players have no desire to form a union
    1956 - Elvis Presley begins filming "The Reno Brothers" (Love Me Tender)
    1962 - Failed assassination attempt on French president Charles de Gaulle
    1982 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf
    1989 - Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter (Rickey Henderson)

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  • Singapore National Debate Team Exhibition Match
    Singapore National Debate Team Exhibition Match The National Debate Team representing Singapore at the 2011 World Schools Debating Championships in Dundee, Scotland, will be holding an exhibition debate on Wednesday 22 June 2011 at 1700 hours (5pm). The debate will be held at the Arts House. The National team will be facing a team of distinguished Sinapore National Team Alumni such as Aaron Maniam, Timothy Yap and Joshua Hiew. Everyone...
    23 May 2011
  • Debate Videos added
    New videos featuring debates from the World Schools Debating Championships and the African Schools Debating Championships have been added to the Media Gallery. Enjoy!
    11 May 2011