On this episode I’m joined by John Turner, director of debate at Dartmouth College, and we go against type by giving tips for the permutation vs kritiks.
-is the perm a thing? Should it be? How should the 2AC go about making a solid/quality permutation
-how to use CX to help
-how does the strength/breadth of the link affect your perm strategy
-how do you use other arguments to help your permutation ? the hammer and anvil
-how to use neg tricks like “we dont link to your offense, we repurpose x” to your advantage
-we then go through some examples of link/perm arguments about the arms control K
-what does it mean to defend your 1AC vs links-the affirmative should have a holistic description of what the 1AC did and why, is arms control a step on the way to disarmament and how would we know?
-why and how the aff should generate offense vs narrow and self serving neg FW interps they use to exclude the perm
-why its dangerous to import policy language like disad and uniqueness when reading a K
-turner says some nonsense about why there should be perms in a method debate
-How to use explanation to defeat anti perm tropes with the “footnote” argument as an example
-why you shouldn’t play it safe when making offensive arguments
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