Munk Debates – Frum vs Bannon

David Frum vs Steve Bannon - Munk Debates

Munk Debate: The Rise of Populism

Steve Bannon, the former head of Breitbart News and former chief strategist to President Trump, argues for the resolution that the “future of western politics is populist, not liberal.”

Arguing the opposing side is Canadian-American David Frum, senior editor at The Atlantic, former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, and author of the recent book “Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Public.”

Rudyard Griffiths moderates the debate from Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto.

Note: Due to a technical error, the Munk Debates announced incorrect voting results at the conclusion of the event. The final official audience vote on the resolution was 28% in favour and 72% opposed. The Munk Debates have announced that the debate ended in a draw and apologized for the error.

The Debaters

Stephen K. Bannon

Steve Bannon


“I want to bring everything crashing down and destroy all of today’s establishment.”


David Frum


“We are living through the most dangerous challenge to the free government of the U.S. that anyone alive has encountered.”


David Frum