This will allow Toronto to survive as a "hub for intellectual discussion." It's not clear if writer Luke Carroll actually spoke with Munk or debate chair Rudyard Griffiths, or if he's just working from a corporate press release, but the thought that Toronto needs Munk's money to foster some vague sense of intellectual maturity is truly beyond hokum.
Munk's money will allow this staged pseudo-intellectual media event to continue paying the speakers fees demanded by "some of the world's most prominent thinkers."
Like Tony Blair and Henry Kissinger?!
Get the f*ck outta here!
The only speech I'd ever want to hear from either of those blood-drenched war criminals will come from the prisoner's docket at the ICC.