NOTE: This download expired May 31, 2019. See message below.
Released: Filed Under: Expired
About "Definitions and Topicality"
This is a comprehensive topicality brief (from a Negative perspective, although an Affirmative could use it if a definition fits their case) providing multiple definitions of terrorism and “foreign policy” that can be used to narrow the resolution and help argue topicality. There are too many broad definitions of terrorism and this brief should help by providing a more narrow approach. It distinguishes between terrorism and: the government, a hate crime, guerilla warfare, insurgency, crime, and lunatics.
It helps differentiate domestic terrorism and international terrorism. It also talks about how people stereotype and how there is an exaggerated tendency to call people terrorists on a whim. We also provide definitions of “foreign policy” that may be helpful for either Affirmatives or Negatives.
- Download the document with the button above. Study this release and get to know it well. File and print as necessary to prepare for your upcoming competition.
- This download is exclusively for Monument Members participating in Season 19. Any use outside this membership is a violation of U.S. Copyright Law and violators will be prosecuted.
- As always, double check all claims, warrants, hyperlinks and the current news in case any changes have occurred that will affect your competition.
- Do you have questions about this download? Tap in your comment at the bottom of the page. The author, the site owner, or another member will most likely reply.
Permission & Usage
Click Here for complete information on permissions. All Membership content and Library Archives are proprietary intellectual content, so please respect our copyrights. Simply put, if you are not a Monument Member or a Library Access Owner you may not use it or share its content. If one partner of a debate team is a member and the other is not, the one who is a Monument Member must be the controller of the logins, downloads and incorporation of the Monument Membership material. Sharing logins is strictly prohibited, the only exception being from immediate family members within a single household.
Kathryn has done four years of team-policy debate. She and her partner qualified for NITOC the last three years. Research is definitely one of her favorite things to do.