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  1. Hello All, I'm planning to run the Linguistic Imperialism Kritik from UMich this year, and was wondering whether you could think of any CPs that are compatible with this kritik. The kritik can be found here: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnx1bWljaGRlYmF0ZXxneDo3Mjk3NGViNTkwMjQxOWQy If not, can anybody think of a good kritik-cp combination that works for this year? (I know that cap with an alt of historical materialism and any cp can be run, but I don't particularly like cap). Thanks, AmAsKh
  2. So I'm reading: The Tragedy of Great Power Politics by John Mearsheimer, And I know Realism Good/Inevitable is a popular AFF argument to Security Ks. But I'm wondering if there is a way to make Realism Good a K argument? Any ideas?
  3. kylerbuckner


    So.. I just got assigned my last neg assignment for lab and I have to cut a Schmitt Shell and probably Perm answers by tomorrow. Could someone explain Schmitt's thesis a bit more and send me some articles to cut?
  4. Does anyone by any chance have a necropolitics file that they could kindly share?
  5. Hi All, I was wondering what your thoughts are on the linguistic imperialism kritik from umich. I like the 1NC, the only problem that I find is that the AT: FW for this file is not very good. Are there any other things that you can spot? Also, I was wondering whether any more experienced debaters know kritiks like this that I can find for free on openevidence (even if they are from past years). If so, could you post the link here so that I could modify the kritik to have better evidence? Its located here: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnx1bWljaGRlYmF0ZXxneDo3Mjk3NGViNTkwMjQxOWQy AmAsKh
  6. I am trying to run an Assemblage Kritik against Afro-pessimism teams on the Aff, but I don' really get the philosophy, could somebody explain to me what the thesis of the theory is as well as how it would pertain to critical race aff, Thank you
  7. I have seen this term/k brought up a lot, and what I understand from it is that: "Policy making & our world is too complex for crazy link chains to be probable or waste time on." It seems to make sense to me, and looks like a good way to reject crazy disads. But, I dont understand its operation as a K?
  8. we have a tournament tomorrow and we're writing a K with a poem, and we're trying to find a card saying poetry/lyrics good for education. any help is greatly appreciated, we just need 1 card and we can't easily find it THANKS EVERYONE
  9. Working on a Kritik of Fun, looking for some more cards anywhere on the topic. I already have Schmidhuber and Graeber.
  10. is disclosure k a legitimate argument// do people still run it also how far in advance of a tournament are you expected to upload aff cites
  11. Need to learn how 2 go for security, some1 please post high-level round
  12. Hello debate community, noticing that a few camps have put out nomads/pirate deleuze and guattari affs I was wondering what the best way to argue these types of cases would be. They avoid a lot of the usual neg args and even outright counter some important ones. Thank you for your help!
  13. ace007dm

    Anthro K

    I'm a novice and I'm pretty comfortable with the thesis of the anthro kritik. This is the first kritik I'm comfortable going for in the 2NR. I've never gone for a kritik before in the 2NR so I'm not exactly sure how to properly extend the framework and the alternative and the shell and how to allocate the 2NR properly. Could anyone help explain how my 2NR should be structured? Thanks!
  14. How do you answer kritiks you have never heard or do not have anything specifically planned for?
  15. Can someone help me find literature about erotic pedagogy? I've found a few articles, but none of them actually give a stable definition about what erotic pedagogy is. I'd like to write an aff (and yes, I've looked at Reagan's cites) but I'm sort of lost right now.
  16. StormA03

    Cap K

    Can someone explain the gist of the Capitalism Kritik/How to run it as neg? Thanks!
  17. Can someone please explain the K and how to run it? I have a bunch of the evidence and a general understanding of the cards, but how do I exactly run the K? Is there a performance? Any help is much appreciated!
  18. Hi, I'm looking for direction regarding using framework as a tool against kritiks read by the negative team in the 1NC. Sometimes, I find they preempt framework by reading a card along the lines of "your notion of fiat papers over important issues" or something like that in the 1NC. Most of the time though, their is no specific FW found in their 1NC, and they use the 2NC to finally develop FW, if it is to make an appearance in the debate. I'm getting sick of hearing, "they conceded our framework so that means you evaluate this round under the scope of [THEIR AUTHOR] and prioritize our impacts," when we both know they articulated only a semblance of framework in the 1NC. So, I'm here seeking guidance on how to write 2AC blocks that provide an interp and defend policy action under the resolution. Again, I'm not 100% sure of what this would look like. Are their any camp files that have pre-made blocks for this sort of thing? Do framework arguments against kritiks just devolve down to "reps don't shape reality"?
  19. WhatIsT

    Luke K

    I was wondering if anybody could give me a general explanation of the Luke K. I understand that it talks about managerialism, but is it just managing the environment, or managing anything in general. Thanks.
  20. YuNis23

    Weird Question

    This might be a weird question, but what can I wear to look like an all-out K debater? You know, like sweatshirt, sweatpants, not fancy at all, etc. Not trying to be offensive, but I wanna know what y'all think I could do.
  21. How do I structure this into a shell? Would I still do a we meet, counter interp, and opposing standards? What should I start preparing defense for in order to defend the arg?
  22. There are 2 files on open ev, the Foucault K I'm interested in reading at my next tourney. It talks about how the Aff's piecemeal curtailment of surveillance normalizes the surveillance state and generates acceptance of surveillance by the private sphere (i.e. Snapchat getting your contacts). Biopower impacts- I think it is really good, but for the alt. There are 3, a "reject the 1AC alt that I will never run," a "take a politics of resistance," and a Faoucailtian "genealogy" alt that I don't understand. I don't think any of the 3 are good b/c they make no change about the status quo surveillance state, and I don't get them too well. Anyone have suggestions for new Alts or care to explain how to make the current ones good/more understandable. Anyone care to explain the genealogy alt?
  23. [Excuse my spelling in advance, I'm really tired] Ok, so I'm a rising sophomore LDer and fell in love with the K. I've seen a lot of Psychoanalys/Lacan Ks on open ev and was trying to read through them. To be honest, I have no damn clue what they're saying. Can someone give me the gist on how Psychanalysis works (what they criticize, link, impact, alt, maybe if you're cool a file). Thanks in advance.
  24. Hi! I've recently finished putting the rough finishes on what I'm calling the "Swearing Kritik". It's partially inspired from @macmc201 and @U_spread_I_extend from this thread: So I wanted to test it out. I called an old buddy of mine and he agreed to have a practice debate with me. Since I haven't been actively debating at public tournaments recently, we've decided to make it a throwback debate. We'll act as if it's May 2017 again. The resolution will be the China topic (a personal favorite of mine) and we'll use evidence that is only from or before May 2017. My friend will be aff, and he'll likely run the Space aff. I'll be neg and run the Swearing K among other things. We'll need several judges for our debate. The debate will start sometime in late February since early February is a busy time for me. It would also be good if you were somewhat familiar with the China topic.
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