We will not mention any organization that has a web page without
providing a direct and obvious link from the name of the organization
to the organization's page.
If we provide a links page we will include
a representative sampling of links to web pages of organizations
with opposing views, and will seriously consider all requests for
The Logic Behind Balanced Links
There are many web pages that criticize
organizations without providing a link to them, or that
claim to provide indices on a particular subject but only include
links to pages with a single viewpoint. Such practices, though
widespread, go against the spirit of the web. They force users to
do unnecessary searches, and demonstrate an utter lack of faith both
in the ability of people to make up their minds for themselves, and
in the power of the ideas being espoused to stand up to criticism.
The balanced link logo is an indication that the owner of a page
believes that we are all best served when we make it easy to read
all points of view. It is a symbol of civilized discourse,
faith in the power of ideas, and respect for you, the reader.
The Balanced Links Index
The following organizations and individuals
have agreed to these guidelines, have been checked by the
of this page for basic compliance,
and have provided a link to this page: