Oxford Union invited Ray to debate on the following proposition:

 “This House believes the US Presidential race reveals a broken two-party system.”


This was the third such Oxford Union debate in which Ray has been invited to take part over the past five years.  On the two earlier occasions, he could not bring himself to argue against the side of the proposition critical of the U.S.  But this time he decided to take the side that the two-party system is indeed broken.  Ray’s small team lost badly.


Two of the opposition speakers were former New York Times Executive Editor, Jill Abramson, and outgoing U.S. Congressman Jim McDermott (who, for many years, has represented the Seattle area of Washington).


It became crystal clear that most Oxford folks were strongly in favor of a candidate named Hillary Clinton; fully expected her to win just five days later; and were thankful that the U.S. two-party system – broken or not – ended up nominating Mrs. Clinton to be president.


November 3, 2016, (14 minutes)