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Overwhelm with Malignancy: The Trump Technique

Absent heroes, the Gish gallop, and the triumph of evil

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There’s a technique in debating called the “Gish gallop.” The debater gallops her way to victory by overwhelming her opponent with a blizzard of shoddy arguments. The trick is to bury your opponent with nonsense, to drown her in noise, to befuddle her with your audacity so that she doesn’t…




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Benjamin Cain

Benjamin Cain

Knowledge condemns. Art redeems. I learned that as an artistic writer who did a doctorate in philosophy. We should try to see the dark comedy in all things.

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