Should Stories Make Policy?

In Michael’s post he wondered about the relationship between Vilson’s memoir and his policy recommendations.

These first chapters represent one end of a continuum – the intensely personal and specific – and most policy discussions represent the other. Should we read Vilson as arguing for shifting policy-talk away from abstractions towards the personal? What would such a debate look like? Are there also dangers in leaning heavily on the personal? Finally, what does the space between the abstracted and the personal in policy discussions look like?

Full post is here.


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