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Comment Policy

  • We invite and encourage civil discussion, scholarly debate, and open exchanges of ideas. To that end, comments on blog posts at are moderated, and should be considered a privilege.
  • Comments should be polite, charitable, on-topic, and reasonable.
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  • Comments judged to be inappropriate will be deleted. Commenters who abuse the comments policy in any manner may be banned.
  • Commenters are encouraged (though not required) to engage in discussion under their own names.
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