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There’s a strategy to going ad hitlerum–at least I imagine there is (but I’m not sure I hope there is). It’s difficult to break through the enormous media clutter without bringing in the rhetorical heavies. The subtleties of tax policy … Continue reading →
We’ve been doing a lot of Ad Hitlerem-spotting these days at the NS, but, hey, it’s the season of the Godwin. Check out the statement from Brenda Barton (R) from Arizona on Facebook: Someone is paying the National Park Service … Continue reading →
In Godwin’s Law news (and another instantiation of the Ad Tyrranem -Ad Hitlerem), Ted Cruz’s recent Senate speech has a classic: I suspect those same pundits who say [defunding Obamacare] can’t be done, if it had been in the 1940s … Continue reading →
We’ve had discussions of the use of persuasive comparison with the Ad Hitlerum and Godwin’s Law here at the NS a few times. (Just a sample from John HERE and from me HERE). Here’s a stealthier version (hence, sneakyGodwin), one … Continue reading →
You have the argumentum ad Hiterlum, whereby any proposition p consistent with Hitler’s beliefs b or actions a is ipso facto wrong. Now you have the ad regem (still working on the name), where any proposition p consistent with the beliefs b … Continue reading →
Ad Hitlerum arguments are arguments by analogy — you criticize your opponent's views or proposals on the basis of their similarities either to those of Nazi Germany or Hitler himself. And so: Vegetarianism? No way — many Nazis were vegetarians. … Continue reading →