Volume 54, Issue 2

On Hubris, Civility, and Incivility

Hubris, excessive confidence in one’s own views and conclusions, is a dominant human trait. It comes in many guises and defines common patterns of mistakes.…
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Rhetorical Capture

“Rhetorical capture” refers to a form of discourse using conclusory labels. Forms of rhetorical capture include begging the question, capture by antithesis, capture by substitution,…
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Retaliatory Forum Closure

The recent Occupy Wall Street and Tea Party movements highlight the importance of preventing unconstitutional government interference with disfavored speakers. Perversely, officials seeking to prevent…
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