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Well, this was certainly a debate that was given by both participants quite quickly. I do feel that both could have been more detailed and specific in the giving of their arguments. None-the-less, both did well.
Wow, eloquently debated on both sides. I believe the position of DeusEx was the hardest to defend, but was artfully overcome with the compelling magnetism of a true "tyrant" (and outside research!)
Both sides placed well written points in this debate. Good work from both of you, it was hard to make a decision as both views were well presented.
Benjj put up a valiant effort and I encourage further involvement in debates but DeusEx was loaded for bear. Well done.
DeusEx did slightly more to convince that democracy was imperfect and not the best form of government for our times. He could have focused more on the word "is". Both of them avoided the definition of "best" and skirted around it.
Both debaters will benefit from more experience, from defining the question, and from taking more time and more of their allowable word space to question the logic of their opponent and flesh out their examples and illustrations of what might be "best" or "not best".