The Worst Argument in Politics

Source: Aaron Ross Powell
by Aaron Ross Powell

“[I]f there’s a single, most common way people go wrong in constructing political arguments, it’s in not asking themselves a simple question: ‘Does the argument I just gave prove too much?’ I’ve been meaning to talk about this variety of bad argument for a while, and was finally prompted to do so now because I came across a perfect example of it on Threads recently. It’s about religion, not politics, but it’s a particularly clear version of what I have in mind, so let’s start there.” (06/21/24)