Logical Fallacies 101: “Ad Hominem”

It is common in political debate for a politician to attack an opponent’s character rather than address the issue at hand. This isn’t a proper form of debate, but rather a resort to a common logical fallacy – the “ad hominem” (at the man) fallacy. The next time you are watching a political debate, see if you can identify the “ad hominem” fallacy.

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