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2 comments on en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man

A #straw_man , also known in the UK as an Aunt Sally,is a type of argument and is an informal #fallacy based on #misrepresentation of an opponent's position. To "attack a straw man" is to create the illusion of having refuted a proposition by replacing it with a superficially similar yet unequivalent proposition (the "straw man), and to #refute it, without ever having actually refuted the original position. This technique has been used throughout history in #polemical debate, particularly in arguments about highly charged, emotional issues
&neo 2013-09-24 17:00:19

To understand the abysmal condition of the world you MUST be aware of the literary devices used by the #Powers_That_Be such as the #straw_man argument.
&neo 2013-09-24 16:58:21