Due to the author’s imminent 4 am wake-up alarm for a plane trip to San Francisco, tonight’s summary will be a tad brief. We tackled “Resolved: All states should dismantle their nuclear arsenals.” Affirming, Miss Rebecca English maintained the fundamental evil of nuclear weapons and their inability to create peace. Negating, Miss Jessica Stephens articulated a “pax atomica” in rebuttal. Floor speeches were nuclear-charged (sigh…), ranging from Mr. Gutierrez’s denunciation of the UN to Vice President Butterworth’s anti-lawyer tirade.
The society negated the resolution 15 to 22.
The following Merrick points were awarded:
4: Peterson, Drew
CURRENT MERRICK POINT TOTALS
1: Desnick, Henderson
4: McElroy, Tosetti, Kwami
5: Dulik, Green, Downes
12: Drew, Peterson
Please join us in the Philodemic Room on Thursday, March 18 at 8 pm to debate Resolved: The project of European integration will fail. See the Philodemic Society group on Facebook for more information.