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"In reality, good meetings are good and bad meetings are not good". Yeah, because we'd rather read a book of tautologies than some actual points.

I think you're missing his point. He's saying it would be more helpful if the authors explained what it is about bad meetings that makes them bad, rather than issuing a blanket condemnation on all meetings.

Authors do explain. They even provide some guidelines how to make productive meeting. It's just the reviewer who chooses to ignore that.

He doesn't ignore it, he just points out that the slogans contradict the actual advice, which is pretty run-of-the-mill.

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