An Analysis of Fallacious Argumentation


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English 103
25 May 2011
An Analysis of Fallacious Argumentation
The piece, “From Train to Trash, Top Down & Dirty” by Lyndon LaRouche is full of examples of fallacious argumentation.  An example of fallacy of composition is given in the following excerpt: “there were other arrivals, whom I have come to view as the virtual Children of Satan, as typified by the British East India Company's often treasonous circles, such as the notorious Hartford Convention crowd among our wealthier families of that time” (LaRouche 28).  The first fallacy of composition example from this excerpt is found in equating the children of Satan with Satan himself.  This argument is built on the...
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.....politics.  However, LaRouche, as a political outsider of sorts being a lightweight in the mainstream, has to rely on such sociolinguistic tools to 
try and make a big splash.  However, his efforts fail to push his message beyond a certain point as his fallacious argumentation begins to stand out more as his content increases.  LaRouche makes far too many associations that are built on shaky, if not completely misguided notions.  Whether he actually believes in the words he writes is altogether another question as his arguments are certainly fallacious and easily deconstructed.
Works Cited
LaRouche, Lyndon. “From Train to Trash, Top Down & Dirty.” Executive Intelligence Review, 9 Oct. 
2006. Web. 24 May 2011.