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SNIFF OUT THE FALLACY

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Before he invaded Iraq, George W. Bush announced to the world: “You’re either with us or you’re against us.” A third option—remaining neutral—he chose not to mention. A fallacy is a form of reasoning that seems reasonable, but isn’t. What’s hard about a fallacy is that you often sense that there’s something wrong with the logic, but you can’t put your finger on it. Always ask yourself: What is the guy’s faulty assumption? Sniff out the fallacy.

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