Commenting Policy

Academe welcomes thoughtful comments on the articles we publish. Comments must be approved by a moderator before they appear. We are committed to maintaining a respectful tone even on hotly contested issues; while criticism of ideas is welcome, ad hominem attacks are not.  Promotional comments are not allowed. Some tips on commenting etiquette are below. We reserve the right to close commenting on an article or reject comments we deem inappropriate.

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Commenting Etiquette:

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  • Don't post comments that serve mainly to promote your book, blog, or cause.