Disgraced event promoter desperate to debate political commentator

Travis Pangburn is a Canadian event promoter with a focus on live debates. He organized a conference for New York in 2018 featuring speakers like Sam Harris, Maajid Nawaz, and Bari Weiss. However the speakers cancelled their appearances because of unpaid refunds and speaker fees. Prevailing evidence indicates that Pangburn cancelled the conference but refused to refund ticket holders. [1] [2] Earlier this year Pangburn became focused on one particular speaker: Ben Shapiro. In February - out of the blue - Pangburn challenged the conservative pundit to a debate on the topic of circumcision. Although Shapiro is an Orthodox Jew, he seems to be a rather odd choice for a circumcision debate. He is

Chesterton's Fence

"In the matter of reforming things, as distinct from deforming them, there is one plain and simple principle; a principle which will probably be called a paradox. There exists in such a case a certain institution or law; let us say, for the sake of simplicity, a fence or gate erected across a road. The more modern type of reformer goes gaily up to it and says, 'I don't see the use of this; let us clear it away.' To which the more intelligent type of reformer will do well to answer: 'If you don't see the use of it, I certainly won't let you clear it away. Go away and think. Then, when you can come back and tell me that you do see the use of it, I may allow you to destroy it.'" [1] [2] Michael

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