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Rhetoric – Abnormal Politics

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Language

I’ve been meaning for some time to write about the rhetoric used by the BDS “movement” (which reflects the rhetoric of anti-Israel political activity generally).  But before getting into the mechanics of this subject, it’s important to understand some of the psychological motivation behind why people make certain choices when engaging in political debate. More than […]

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Pathos

Given how much more there is to learn from being wrong than right, I must send my thanks to one of our usual Anonymous commenters whose recent contribution caused me to make a major blunder. As is frequently the case with Anons, this person chose not to respond to a point I had made, but […]

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