There was a smart one held earlier this week with Michael Ledeen sparring with the president of the Atlantic Council, Frederick Kempe, and Flynt Leverett of the New American Foundation. Michael unsurprisingly did well. You can watch it here.
David Ignatius of the Washington Post moderated. While making introductions, he told this story:
Michael Ledeen I've known almost as long as I've known Fred Kempe. Michael and I go back to the 1980s. I scandalized my friends when I was editing the Outlook section of the Washington Post by extending an invitation to somebody who had been involved in the Iran-Contra process, as you'll remember, as a point of connection between an Iranian gentleman who thought he could define an opening in Tehran in the U.S. government; this was at a time when he was a consultant to the National Security
Council. It was an excellent article. My colleagues have never forgiven me for running it.