Nancy MacLean’s attack — lazy jury fallacy or pomo strategy?

Jonathan Adler’s lengthy list of problems in Nancy MacLean’s book, which seems to be about a social construct labelled “James Buchanan.”

What explains how such a book could be written by a professor and published by an academic press?

(1) Trevor Burrus suggests that it could be the Lazy Jury Fallacy at work.

(2) I note her embedded pomo context, in which “truth” and “justice” are subordinated to politicized expediency.

One thought on “Nancy MacLean’s attack — lazy jury fallacy or pomo strategy?

  • September 19, 2017 at 1:10 pm
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    “Lazy jury fallacy” – a new one for me. Perhaps best avoided by avoiding psychological speculation about the motives those advocating postures one critiques. Besides, a factual, reasoned argument showing why A leads to B is more powerful.

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