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April 16, 2012 / compassioninpolitics

Thinking about researching and writing responses to critiques

My guess on the 9 that will be big next year:
1. Threat construction/Realism/Ks of Fear
2. Capitalism/Neo-liberalism
3. Coersion/Libertarianism
4. Foucault/Biopower
5. Ks of ethics/Nietzsche
6. Ks of media & representations (I’m sort of conflating these two)
7. Perhaps tech Ks (mostly carry over from this year)
8. State action bad/Institutional action bad
9. Race & priviledge arguments based on transportation.

Each of these seems to draw from a different literature base. To say they all fit in one might miss the point.

Solution 1: In terms of the most cards together….you might check out Achieving Our Country by Richard Rorty.
I believe Wolin also takes on a number of the K authors in addition to Nietzsche. I seem to remember him taking on Heidegger.
Christopher Norris writes good cards.

Solution 2: One other solution might be going through your existing K toolbox and finding where most of the cards come from.

Solution 3: Perhaps an even better strategy would be taking the college debate case list and finding a number of the cards in the “answer to critiques” area.

Solution 4: Here are some of the viable critical theory journals (although this focuses mostly on the K of international relations/realism) and sometimes discusses neo-liberalism…udies-journals/

Solution 5: Read some of the realism good & the capitalism good literature.

I would fit most K answers into 5 major buckets:
1. Link turn
2. Permutation
3. Metholodogy/Truth (including author specific indict)
4. Alternative solvency
5. Impact turn

Ps. If you haven’t read the file that came out of Georgetown this year–it has a number of interesting arguments in terms of representations. Obviously in most debates in the 2ac you wouldn’t be able to read most of them–but perhaps in aff. performance/aff critique debates you would be able read a couple.


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  1. compassioninpolitics / Apr 18 2012 5:19 am

    I was also thinking about the idea of how the aff & neg align in terms of hypothetical worlds imagination–does the neg need a mechanism? can you fiat a mindset shift or ideology shift?

    There isn’t any literature about what happens post making a decision about ideology to my knowledge. Perhaps the behavior change literature–but it seems to unfairly link to both sides (I’m not entirely sure if that is “unfair”)

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