Authors who advocate predictably unpopular ideas or policies have a choice of tactics: they can risk alienating their readers at the outset or, alternatively, try to postpone and possibly lessen this danger by an indirect and circuitous statement. As the next few paragraphs make clear, we have opted for the former.


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