The lost art of democratic debate: Michael Sandel on TED.com

Democracy thrives on civil debate, Michael Sandel says — but we’re shamefully out of practice. He leads a fun refresher, with TEDsters sparring over a recent Supreme Court case (PGA Tour, Inc. v. Martin) whose outcome reveals the critical ingredient in justice. (Recorded at TED2010, February 2010 in Long Beach, CA. Duration: 19:42)

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