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Five Features of Better Arguments

A former Clinton administration official studied how to facilitate more constructive arguments among Americans. These are his conclusions.
Source: Damir Sagolj / Reuters

Earlier this month, amid a particularly trying stretch on social media, I joked that I would soon be launching , “a new journal of non-ideas founded in response to apparent massive popular demand. Issue One: You’re Trash.” While there never was a golden age of argument, the impersonal hyper-connectedness of the internet and the

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