Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

When Ad Hominem Is OK

Jim Glassman accuses the deregulation side of the telecommunications debate of engaging in ad hominen attacks on him and his brethren:
Debaters know this: When the other side issues ad-hominem attacks it means that it doesn't have good arguments. And ad-hominem is the favorite mathematical formula for the FOB crowd.
Fine rhetorical pirouette here--censorious, with a tinge of being wronged.

Tech Central Station--an excellent publication arguing for markets everywhere but in communications--seems not to follow the its host's direction in allowing Lawrence Kotlikoff to direct calumny toward George Gilder. Call it the guru exception -- ad hominem attacks on them are ok, particularly if they are for communications deregulation.

posted by Ray Gifford @ 12:00 AM | General