April 6th, 2010

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Lj Idol Week 21: Hyperbole is Literally Hitler

In 1953, Leo Strauss, a German-Jewish scholar who had emigrated to America before the Holocaust, coined the term Reductio ad Hitlerum to refer to the fallacy of irrelevance in discussions where someone likens things or people to Hitler or the Nazi party, specifically when the two are not comparable1.

Leo Strauss

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Next Sunday, April 11 (27 Nisan) is Yom HaShoah, the Jewish Holocaust Remembrance Day. Please take a moment in your day to think about those killed during this horrific era in history.

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