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Project August: Day 29 – Wherein I Shred an Argument

Posted in Anti-libertarianism, Argumentation, Libertarianism, Philosophy, Politics, Project August with tags , , , , on August 29, 2013 by Xajow

I had to hunt for a post to use in Project August because some people (I’m looking at you regular readers) still refuse to help me. And after I found a post to which I wanted to respond, I realized the post is basically a column taken from The American Prospect, which means using it for Project August is a bit of a cheat. In my defense, I did not realize the true nature of the post until after I started working on this entry. Anyway, the author of the column seems to have used the old “I can knock down a straw man so you must be ignorant” bit. Fair warning, I am going to basically shred this person’s argument. Ready? Here we go. Continue reading