"The highest form of debate isn't about one person declaring victory. It's about both people making a discovery. The goal isn't to defend your reasons and attack theirs. It's to sharpen your reasoning. Good arguments shift what you think. Great arguments change how you think." From a tweet by Adam Grant- March 18th, 2022.
It’s impossible to expect a comprehensive, honest, informed debate when any challenges to a narrative, questions, ideas that may lead to pragmatic solutions and any non-combative discussion between people of differing ideological stances are quashed and those willing to engage deigned traitors.