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IF’s Citizen Discussion Reports*

Sanctuary discussions, which I described in my previous post, need not culminate in a written document.  But if their results are to be made available for public discussion, they need to be put in some communicable form.  This essay describes the one we’ve used up...

Sanctuary Discussion*

At the mention of “citizen discussion,” we tend to conjure up images of rapid-fire, heated exchanges between partisans, often in the glare of the media spotlight.  Haste, partisan heat, and intense public scrutiny may to some extent be inevitable features of...

IF Reports: Multiple Metaphors

One of IF’s central activities is to produce discussion reports.  We have since the beginning emphasized that these reports are different from other texts, such as conventional policy reports, on the one hand, and philosophical treatises, on the other.  They are...