A possible future topic for a Designing Open Democracy Panel: On moderation of a political debate
Here is a possible thought about what to host for the next designing open democracy conference. Maybe have a panel where moderators from various political debates can discuss on their strategies in keeping the peace in a debate.
One person to potentially invite to such an event is Tony from Q&A (His signature quib is "we don't cross examine our questioners", "I'll take that as a comment")
Reply from Jano
there are some important characteristics in moderation you should consider.
There are direct and nondirect methods as well as methods that do not provide a mode for pluralistic consientious desicion making and synthesis. This is the case with the neither-or system standard. So if the logic of neither-or desicion making does not allow peaceful and pluralistic desicion making as well as a synthesis of for example left versus right or other opposing parties, you also should not wonder if the debate runs hot, polarizes ideologically and escalates into fights and (cold) war.