As of 2005, the circulation of [the print publication] Izvestia (The officially sanitized and politically-corrected Soviet News Reports of the Day, similar to the centrally-planned and –controlled mainsteam press in this country) was 240,967. Until October 1, 2008, the chief artist was Boris Yefimov, the 107 year-old illustrator who worked as Joseph Stalin's political cartoonist.
After the paper was closed down in 1991 by decree of then-President Boris Yeltsin, many of the staff founded a new paper with the same name, which is now a tabloid-style Russian news source. There is an unaffiliated Internet-based newspaper, Pravda Online, run by former Pravda newspaper employees. A number of other newspapers have also been called Pravda, one of which is currently the best-selling tabloid in Russia.
Nowadays…the online publication, Russia Today… continues in this same tradition. Why? Because they actively promote the divide-and-conquer strategy of a nation’s people… through clever use… of the Hegelian dialectic
Is this not tantamount to national suicide? Didn’t it remind you of the bread and circuses proffered by the Romans?
I am most disgusted that you were not rewarded for your wonderful work.
He lost his coat and his temper.
This also includes the “humourous triple”, where two or more leading things in a sequence establish a pattern, with the last item being something unexpected.
[Capitalism + Communism = Communitarianism]
Kurt Vonnegut: Slapstick – A Novel (1976)
Kurt Vonnegut: Slapstick (Or Lonesome No More!) – A Novel (1999)
With Good Reason: An Introduction to Informal Fallacies, by S. Morris Engel
A Rulebook for Arguments, by Anthony Weston
Why study how to reason incorrectly; why not just study how to reason correctly?
There are two reasons:
Fallacy Files: Bandwagon Fallacy
I have recently been thinking about the possibility of the system of democracy being based on the Appeal to Popularity fallacy:
Therefore, X is correct.
Therefore, the specific politician is the more competent leader.
by Charles Mackay
Now, I have to ask…
It’s For Your Own “Social” Good