Change has occurred, but the new wars/old wars argument is between strawmen
who do not exist, or if they did, who survived only for a time and need to be examined in historical context.
WILLIAM and Kate, Elvis and even Gonzo from the Muppet Show were spotted in the Colne Valley at the weekend - they all popped up in the second annual Golcar Scarecrow Festival on Saturday when 25 strawmen
were put up around the village as part of the event.
As a lawyer, he should be able to make his argument without the aid of strawmen
and lies about federal forest management.
g, or the perniciousness of religious belief), so they should not be allowed to get away with making simplistic and unfounded generalizations or with demolishing strawmen
, which is usually what they do.
Alterman's technique is always the same: He sets up strawmen
in order to then knock them down.
It's an analysis for people who'd rather joust lazily with strawmen
than engage their opponents' ideas.
An acceptance of these points will hopefully put an end to the prevalence of strawmen
in the debate, and focus attention on meatier issues.
Let's first clear away some rhetorical brush and demolish some strawmen
erected by various overwrought columnists and political pundits.