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It really was just a debate.

Ever since the Kennedy-Nixon debate, the debates have held an absurd amount of power in electoral politics. What happened then is legendary: Kennedy had been well-prepared with a set of talking points, and was instructed to turn the questions around (nowadays, we call this a “pivot”) in order to get them out no matter what the question was. Nixon, on the other hand, was a debate…

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Cultural historian, media critic, feminist scholar. Website: bordocrossings.com

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Susan Bordo

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Cultural historian, media critic, feminist scholar. Website: bordocrossings.com

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