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July/​August 2019

Vol. 41 No. 4
From the Cover

Think Tanks in a Polarized Era

In times of polarization, think tanks seek to model civil discourse and respectful disagreement. Scholars at think tanks — more formally, public policy research organizations — may disagree, but they do so on the basis of facts, logic, and analysis. But think tanks increasingly find themselves pressured to join a team and face off with the opposition.