More frequent than George Will’s use of “traduce” is David Brooks’ dichotomizing:
>And so there are two kinds of politicians: those who become creatures of the process, and those who, like Pryce, resist and retain the capacity to be appalled by what they must do.
Only two? But notice, they both do the same thing. Perhaps the more appropriate conclusion would be there is only one type of politician. But that wouldn’t be a specious dichotomy anymore, it’d be a specious generalization.