The sketchy rhetorical tricks of politicians, celebs, and con men—and how they work.
By Eric Roston +Follow18:00 GMT+7, 15 tháng 10, 2021
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- Paralipsis, or bringing up a statement or thread solely to disassociate oneself from it.
- Ad hominem statement, or denigrating a person or people instead of grappling with their arguments.
- Authoritarian appeal to fear.
- Appeal to conspiracy.
- Projection technique, or falsely accusing enemies of using one’s own unethical tactics.
- Authoritarian appeal to fear.]
If a version of this message sounds familiar, it’s because it contains some of the most common techniques deployed by the authoritarians, con men, bosses, and questionable cultural figures swirling around us. Donald Trump. Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Even Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy, Elon Musk, and Gwyneth Paltrow have inadvertently used some of these methods. (Respectively, prejudice, scare tactics, and faux intimacy.)Tiếp tục đọc “How Donald Trump, Elon Musk, and Gwyneth Paltrow Short-Circuit Your Ability to Think Rationally”